The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has warned Ghanaians and stakeholders in the country’s various health sectors about the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.
The institution issued a statement on February 15, 2021 after confirming that some seven (7) people contracted the virus.
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Of the seven (7) who tested positive for the virus, three (3) died.
In a statement signed by Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, GHS Director General, he issued a warning to all health facilities across the country to be well prepared for Ebola virus disease.
He also urged all health units on the country’s borders to increase surveillance for the Ebola virus disease.
In addition, the health service is also issuing a strong warning to the general public to avoid close contact with the body fluids and blood of people who show signs of the deadly virus and also practice good hygiene.
It will be very discouraging if Ghana records more cases of Ebola virus disease as the country is already battling the new coronavirus. Ebola virus disease and coronavirus have certain similarities in their mode of transmission, symptoms, and cure.
Ebola has no confirmed cure and some of the symptoms include headache, fever, body weakness, muscle aches, vomiting, and blood from open spaces in the body such as the eyes and nose.
Both have no cure, although vaccines have been produced to control them.
Ebola has eluded so many countries in Africa, with Ghana being one of the luckiest countries for not having recorded a case in the past, but not anymore.
Ebola is a deadly viral disease spread through body contact. It can also be spread through body fluids such as urine, sweat, vomit, saliva, semen, and blood.