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  • Ghana: 2022 Monkeypox

    Source: https://dailyguidenetwork.com/ghana-...nkeypox-cases/


    Ghana Records First Monkeypox Cases
    June 8, 2022

    The cases were confirmed in the Eastern, Great Accra and Western regions, the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma- Aboagye said today at a press conference in Accra.

    “So far since the outbreak in Europe occurred, we tested 12 suspected cases in Ghana since 24 May. Currently, we have confirmed five cases in three regions – Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra – this is where we discovered the five cases,” he said.

    Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said no death has been recorded yet out of the five cases...

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    Afram Plains, Birim North record three suspected cases of Monkeypox: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePa...keypox-1561034

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      WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
      AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

      Week 24: 6 - 12 June 2022
      Data as reported by: 17:00; 12 June 2022

      ...

      All events currently being monitored by WHO AFRO
      ...
      Ghana Monkeypox Ungraded

      Date notified to WCO 8-Jun-2022
      Start of reporting period 24-May-2022
      End of reporting period 8-Jun-2022

      Total cases 12
      Cases Confirmed 5
      Deaths 0
      CFR 0.0%


      Ghana joins the list of countries reporting monkeypox infection among humans in the African region. On 8 June 2022, the country reported five confirmed cases detected out of 12 suspected cases sampled between 24 May and 8 June 2022. The cases were reported from the Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra regions.

      https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/...0612062022.pdf

      https://www.afro.who.int/countries/e...-13-march-2022
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/116...sed-to-18.html


        Monkeypox cases increased to 18 — GHS
        59 MINUTES AGO

        The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says confirmed cases of Monkeypox has increased from five in the last update to 18 which represent 25.0 per cent.

        Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director General of the GHS, said the confirmed cases were among the 72 suspected cases of Monkeypox which was investigated as of June 17, 2022.

        Dr Kuma-Aboagye made this known during a press conference in Accra to provide a current update on public health outbreaks in the country and said the last confirmed case of Monkeypox was on June 14.

        He said Regions with confirmed cases include, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Bono and Eastern, and the age of the affected persons range from nine months to 41 years with no death recorded.

        The Director General stated that out of the affected persons 39 per cent were females and 61 per cent males adding that Ghana was currently dealing with multiple public health emergencies-COVID-19, Monkeypox...


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        • #5
          Source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/116...monkeypox.html


          Bono East Region records first case of monkeypox
          By Richard Kofi Boahen
          29 MINUTES AGO

          The Bono East Region has recorded one case of Monkeypox disease.

          Authorities have assured the public that the Regional Coordinating Council and health authorities are working tirelessly to prevent it from spreading.

          The patient is a worker at Techiman.

          Some eight other people whose samples were taken for laboratory tests and later confirmed positive are said to be responding well to treatment while in isolation.

          Regional Minister Kwasi Adu-Gyan confirmed this in Techiman during the inauguration ceremony of the 9-member Bono East Regional Health Committee...

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          • #6
            Source: http://www.businessghana.com/site/ne...onkeypox-cases


            Ghana: Greater Accra has more than 50 Per cent of monkeypox cases
            12min ago | Source: Graphic Online

            The total confirmed cases of the monkeypox outbreak in Ghana is now 34 with the cases recorded in six regions. More than 50 percent of cases are in the Greater Accra Region.

            The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said Greater Accra, Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, Eastern and Upper West are the regions where the cases have been identified.

            The monkeypox outbreak was Saturday (July 23, 2022) declared a global Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).

            The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases.

            It came at the end of the second meeting of the WHO's emergency committee on the virus.

            Ghana cases

            The last confirmed case in Ghana was on July 15th 2022 and the ages of cases range from 9 months to 45 years.

            No fatality has been recorded among cases with majority of cases being male, according to the GHS...

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            • #7
              One person dead after contracting monkeypox

              31 July 2022 1:29pm
              Source: MyJoyOnline.com

              One person in the Upper East Region has been confirmed dead after testing positive for monkeypox.

              The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Emmanuel Kofi Dzotsi confirmed this to JoyNews. According to him, this is the region’s first monkeypox case.

              In a press release, he indicated that “the confirmed case was seen on the 22 July 2022 at the Upper East Regional Hospital with history of fever and skin rash.”

              “Unfortunately, the case died on the 26th of July 2022. Samples were taken on July 22, 2022, for confirmation at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Accra. We received feedback on July 28, 2022, indicating the sample tested positive for Monkeypox disease.”

              Dr Dzotsi added that 13 contacts close to the confirmed case have been identified for contact follow-up and monitoring.

              https://www.myjoyonline.com/one-pers...ing-monkeypox/

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/gene...rectorate.html

                Monkeypox: Deceased in Bolgatanga was a soldier - Health Directorate
                Date: Aug - 01 - 2022 , 07:47
                BY: Gilbert Mawuli Agbey

                A soldier with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has died of Monkeypox in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Health Directorate has said.

                He was admitted at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital and passed on three days later.

                He was admitted at the hospital on July 23, 2022 with symptoms of the disease but died on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 while receiving treatment...

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                • #9
                  WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
                  AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

                  Week 35: 22 - 28 August 2022
                  Data as reported by: 17:00; 28 August 2022

                  ...
                  All events currently being monitored by WHO AFRO
                  ...

                  Ghana Monkeypox Grade 3

                  Date notified to WCO 8-Jun-22
                  Start of reporting period 24-May-2022
                  End of reporting period 23-Aug-22

                  Total cases 373
                  Cases Confirmed 56
                  Deaths 3
                  CFR 0.8%


                  On 8 June 2022, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service confirmed that 5 cases of monkeypox have been detected in the country. From 24 May-28 August 2022, there have been 373 suspected cases, including 56 confirmed and three deaths reported from nine of the 16 administrative regions. Most of the positive cases were reported from the Greater Accra region. Of the confirmed cases, 33 (58.9%) are males; 23 are females (41.1%). The age of confirmed cases ranges from 4
                  months to 67 Years (min-max).

                  https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/...2228082022.pdf
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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