According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), five instances of monkeypox have been verified in the Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra regions.
One of the cases was a Ghanaian who had traveled to the United States from Ghana.
The instances were detected through the testing of 12 suspected cases, including one case reported from the Western Region, according to the Service’s Director-General, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye.
“I’m sure we’ve had a lot of monkeypox debates on social media recently, and I believe the most popular one was from the Western Region.” That was negative; we tested and found it to be so.
“Since the outbreak began on May 24, 2022, we’ve tested 12 suspicious cases in Ghana.” Five instances have been confirmed in three regions: Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra. “There have been no deaths among the cases,” he said during a press conference on Wednesday.
“I don’t think we have reached a stage where we have to call for vaccination of the cases,” Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said, despite the fact that vaccinations are available for the treatment of the condition.
“So, prevention is the most important thing we can do,” he said, “together with early diagnosis and reporting if we observe any rash.”