Ghana On High Alert As Guinea Records 7 Cases Of Ebola

Report currently gathered by our outfit indicates that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all regional, district and local health institutions to commence their preparedness plans for the Ebola Virus.

This directive comes after Guinea confirmed 7 cases of the deadly virus on February 14, 2021, leading to the deaths of 3 persons.

This is what the Ghana Health Service had to say; ” All Regional and District Public Health Emergency Management Committees should include EVD on their agenda. Additionally, regions, districts, health facilities, port health units at all border posts particularly along the Western border and all landing beaches are to heighten surveillance for EVD using the standard case definition (attached). They are also requested to remind all Ghanaians and residents in Ghana on the need to protect themselves from the disease.”

Checkout their statement below;

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly disease with occasional outbreaks that occur primarily on the African continent. EVD most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). It is caused by an infection with a group of viruses within the genus Ebolavirus.

Source of definition: cdc.gov

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