MONKEYPOX: Five cases recorded in G/A, E/R & Bono
Ghana has recorded five cases of Monkeypox disease, the Ghana Health Service has disclosed.
The GHS says the cases have been recorded in Ghana since May 24, 2022.
According to the Service, it detected 12 suspected cases that were investigated in the country.
The recorded cases of Monkeypox were in three regions; Eastern, Bono and Greater Accra.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, at a press briefing on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, stated that “one of the cases was recorded in a Ghanaian who travelled from the United States of America to Ghana, so he might have picked it up from there.”
Monkeypox symptoms often include fever and rash, but the infection is usually mild.
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe and experts say chances of infection are low.
It occurs mainly in remote parts of central and west African countries, near tropical rainforests.