Claim that Monkeypox has been recorded in W/R false- GHS

The Ghana Health Service has denied reports of a recorded case of monkeypox in the Western Region.

The GHS was responding to a social media post, which suggested that Ghana has recorded a case in the Western Region.

It asked Ghanaians to treat the claim as false and with contempt.

Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in countries such as the US, Canada and Australia.

The new cases were reported in Belgium, France, Australia and Germany.

Already, cases have been confirmed in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, the US, Canada and the UK.

These countries were the first European countries to have recorded cases.

Monkeypox is a poxvirus and is related to the variola virus, which caused smallpox. That once dreaded disease was declared eradicated in 1980.

Infected people develop flu-like symptoms — fever, body aches, chills — but also swollen lymph nodes.

Within one to three days of the onset of fever, a distinctive rash appears, often starting on the face.


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