The Ghana Health Service is announcing that there is a suspected case of yellow fever recorded in the Savannah region of Ghana.
The suspected yellow fever is reported to have claim the lives of eight (8) persons in the area.
Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service, in a statement said samples taken to test for other viral infections such as Ebola, Lassa, Marbug and Zika have proven negative.
The statement explained that affected persons were nomads from slated communities in the West municipal assembly and North Gonja district in the region.
And that a team of experts from the Ghana Health Service, Centre for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research have been dispatched to support the region to investigate and Institute appropriate control measures.
The Ghana Health Service is therefore, advising the public to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and get vaccinated against yellow fever.
Persons who have have fever, general weakness, headache, nausea and vomiting must immediately report to the nearest health facility especially when they have yellowish discoloration of your eyes.
Source: Abdulai Zulkaninu – firstname.lastname@example.org