Monkeypox: No Case Recorded In Western Region – GHS

Dr Yaw Ofori Yeboah

The Western Region Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it has not recorded any case of Monkeypox in the Region, specifically Ahanta West.

Social media reports indicate that the re-emerging disease has been recorded in the Ahanta West District.

However, a statement from the Directorate on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 indicated “An individual reported to a facility in the Ahanta West Municipality in the Western Region with blisters.”

The statement signed by the Western Region Health Director, Dr Yaw Ofori Yeboah pointed out that “Initial assessment of the case is not suggestive of monkeypox,”

It, however, indicated that “further investigations” will be carried out.

The Directorate, consequently, announced heightened surveillance in order to detect any suspected cases.

Though common in remote parts of the Central and West Africa, the disease has recently been recorded in some European countries including Spain, UK, Germany and France as well as in the US, Canada and Australia.

Read copy of the statement from the Directorate below

By Vincent Kubi