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JUST IN: Ghana Health Service Issues Strong Statement To The Public On Monkeypox -See Full Statement

The Ghana Health Service’s Western Region Health Directorate has disputed allegations of monkeypox finding in the region.

Reports of such a condition allegedly seen in the Western Region, according to the Service, must be dismissed.

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

“Initial assessment of the case is not suggestive of monkeypox,” the statement signed by the Western Region Health Director, Dr Yaw Ofori Yeboah, confirmed.

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

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

There are now about 237 confirmed and suspected cases of monkeypox worldwide.

The UN Health agency has announced plans to contain the virus.

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