Ghana investigating suspected Ebola case


Ghana, according to the Ghana Health Service, is currently investigating a suspected case of Ebola.

The latest suspected case is a Nigerian patient, who sought medical attention at the Achimota hospital in Accra Sunday after battling fever for a while.

Ebola virus is currently spreading across West Africa and is believed to have killed over 2000 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since the outbreak began in February, according to the World Health Organisation.

Ghana has so far investigated 37 suspected cases of the deadly virus with all turning out to be negative.

Citifmonline quotes Dr. Badu Sakordie, Head of Disease Surveillance as saying the health authorities are closely monitoring the patient.

“We are just getting it like you are doing so we are yet to follow up so I don’t have too many details to come out. Let’s investigate,” he said.

Asked if blood samples of the patient had been sent to the Noguchi Memorial institute for further tests, he said: “they take a sample but then this one we just had the information… they haven’t given us a report, these things we can’t preempt, let’s do the proper investigation and come out.”

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