Thu. Feb 2nd, 2023

Five cases of Monkey Pox have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The Monkey Pox virus causes the zoonotic disease Monkey Pox.

It is endemic in Nigeria and Cameroon, and it is spread by diseased animals (squirrels, rats, dormice, monkeys, and so on) or sick humans.

Human-to-human transmission can happen by skin-to-skin contact, face-to-face contact, or mouth-to-skin contact.

It can also be transferred by touching sick people’s beds, towels, clothing, or objects.

Fever, enlarged lymph nodes, headaches, muscle and back aches are some of the symptoms.

It can also cause general weakness and a rash with blisters on the face, hands, feet, body, eyes, mouth, or genitals.

There has been no death or critical condition reported in the cases.

Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, Director-General of the GHS, stated on Wednesday that the cases were documented in three regions: Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra.

He stated that since May 24, 2022, a total of 12 suspected cases have been probed.

He went on to say that one of the incidences was documented by a Ghanaian who visited the United States of America.

There is currently no therapy for Monkey Pox, according to Dr. Kuma Aboagye.

He stated that, while a vaccination for the Monkey Pox disease is available, it is currently unavailable in Ghana.

“But I don’t think we’ve reached the point in Ghana when we’ll call for immunization,” he said.

He also stated that the cases being documented were mild to moderate.



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