Friday, 2 March 2018

2018: Ghana Records First Death From Lassa Fever

The death was recorded at the General Hospital in the port city of Tema, 38 km east of the national capital, a senior official of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said.

Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of the GHS, said all the frontline staff at the hospital that handled the patient before he died are being screened.

Also, further investigations to trace the background and all contacts of the deceased are being pursued to prevent the spread of the virus.

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