Wednesday, 29 March

Lassa Fever: 2 cases confirmed; one dead

Health News
Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed two cases of Lassa Fever in Accra.

The confirmation comes after the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research conducted a test on victims.

The GHS disclosed that the first case was a 40-year-old trader, who was unwell for a period of about two weeks and finally died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

The second case is a contact of the fatal case and is currently on admission but is very stable.

The GHS in a statement noted that so far, 56 contacts have been identified and are being followed up by the Ghana Health Service.

An environmental assessment is currently ongoing.

Source: Mensah