Ghana records five monkeypox cases

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Five cases of Monkeypox disease have been reported in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed.

According to report, no death has been recorded in the West African country.

According to the Director General of the Health Service, Dr. Kumah Aboagye, the cases were recorded in three regions; Eastern, Western and Greater Accra.

The GHS director who stated that 12-suspected cases have been investigated since May 24, 2022, also revealed that one of the cases was recorded in a Ghanaian who travelled to the United States of America.

According to Aboagye, there is currently no treatment for Monkey Pox. He however he said there is a vaccine available but not in Ghana.

“But I don’t think we have reached a stage where we will call for vaccination in Ghana,” he said.

He further noted that the cases being recorded were mild to moderate.

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