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  • Ghana: Polio virus type 2 detected in Tamale - MoH

    Source: https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/gene...amale-moh.html

    Public Health Emergency: Polio virus type 2 detected in Tamale - MoH
    Date: Jul 10 , 2019 , 23:36
    BY: Graphic Online

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) says it has detected polio virus type 2 in the environment in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana which constitutes a public health emergency.

    Consequently, the ministry has detailed field investigations to identify possible source of infection and determine the extent of geographic spread.

    In a statement signed and issued by the Chief Director of the ministry on Wednesday July 10, the MoH explained that the virus was detected through a routine surveillance in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and confirmed by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical and Research Centre (NMIMR).

    This, the ministry said constitutes a public health emergency...
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