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    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:


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      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.
      "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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        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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          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...