Connect with us

BREAKING

Monkeypox disease: Ghana records 84 confirmed cases and four deaths

Published

on

Monkeypox disease: Ghana records 84 confirmed cases and four deaths

Ghana has confirmed 84 cases of Monkeypox diseases as of September 6, 2022, with Greater Accra Region recording the highest number for both suspected (191) and confirmed (51) cases.

As of September 6, 2022, Ghana had 84 confirmed instances of monkeypox disease, with the Greater Accra Region having the largest number of both suspected (191) and confirmed (51) cases.

Around addition, 535 suspected cases have been reported in the nation, spanning 38 districts and resulting in four fatalities—two in the Upper East and one each in the Greater Accra and Central Regions.

ALSO CHECK:Wele will be banned in Nigeria

This information was provided during a free online webinar (webinar) session on emerging viral infections and diseases with a focus on the monkeypox virus by Dr. Henry Nagai, the Chief of Party and Public Health Physician at the JSI Research and Training Institute, who also spoke on Ghana’s perspective.

The Global VAX Project is being implemented by the JSI in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in specific regions of the nation as part of USAID’s strengthening the Care Continuum Project.

The four-hour webinar was organized by the WHO Regional Office for Africa with the aim of supporting the continental response by promoting proactive steps from African leadership to combat the monkeypox pandemic, among other goals.

In the Western, Western North, and Ahafo Regions, the JSI and its implementing partners will use their current network to mobilize persons aged 15 and older, pregnant women, people living with HIV, people with disabilities, and migrant populations to obtain COVID-19 vaccines.

In a breakdown, Dr. Nagai explained 51 cases of the Monkeypox disease were recorded among males, constituting 60.7 per cent, saying the national case fatality rate also stood at 4.8 per cent.

So far, Bono region has recorded 16 suspected cases, Ahafo region (nine) suspected cases, Ashanti region (69) suspected cases, Bono East region (15) suspected cases, Central region (15) suspected cases, Eastern region (48) suspected cases and North-East region (four) suspected cases.

Northern region has recorded 24 suspected cases, Oti region (seven), Savannah region (seven), Upper East region (43), Upper West region (25), Volta Region (18), Western Region (11) and Western North region (3) suspected cases.

Dr Nagai said “some communities feel the Monkeypox is derogatory” and called on the WHO to consider changing the name of the disease to stem stigmatization and discrimination.

“WHO must listen, work hard and change the name of the disease now”, he stated, and lauded the contributions of the GHS and its partners for the support towards the fight against Monkeypox in the country.

 

Source: gna.org.com

Total Views: 387 ,
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

BREAKING

FDA warns public against two brands of contaminated sausage

Published

on

By

FDA warns public against two brands of contaminated sausage

The public is being warned by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) not to eat two commercially available types of contaminated sausage.

The Agricola Tre Vali sausage products under the trademarks AIA Wudy and Pavo have been recalled by Italian authorities, according to the Authority.

The FDA reported that the sausages contain listeria bacteria in a statement it released.

ALSO CHECK:UTAG strike starts tomorrow

Persons in possession of any of the brands were further instructed to return them to any FDA office, according to the statement.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been made aware of the Italian authorities’ recall of Agricola Tre Vali sausage products under the AIA Wudy and Pavo brands due to the presence of Listeria bacteria in those goods prepared from poultry meat.

The FDA launched a market surveillance effort in light of the ongoing recalls in Europe and other nations, and Pavo Frankfurt sausages with November 2022 expiration dates were discovered in Ho in the Volta Region.

Since then, the goods have been kept for secure disposal.

“AIA Wudy sausages haven’t been discovered on our market yet. Anyone in possession of the aforementioned products is instructed by the FDA to bring them right away to either our national headquarters or one of our regional offices across the nation.

The statement went on to say, “The FDA wishes to reassure the public that its surveillance teams continue to monitor the markets for any of the above-mentioned items.

SEE STATEMENT FROM FDA:

Total Views: 630 ,
Continue Reading

BREAKING

A guy was caught allegedly trying to kill a UEW student

Published

on

By

A guy was caught allegedly trying to kill a UEW student

On Wednesday (5th October,2022), an unknown guy who seems to be a student of the University Of Education, Winneba was caught allegedly trying to kill a lady.

The incident happened around 11:30 pm right after the University “Break Fest” float.

ALSO CHECK:Police place GHC2K bounty on man in viral video abusing a young child

According to the reporter, the lady who was the victim is a student at the university and the incident too happened at an unknown hostel.

These are the few pieces of information we got from the reporter and we would make sure we let you know.

Photos:

The lady he was trying to kill

The guy who tried to kill the lady

Total Views: 691 ,
Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2021 GHVIBE. powered by Filarbuzz.com.