"Five Cases Of Monkeypox Have Been Recorded In Ghana" - GHS

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has revealed that five cases of monkeypox diseases have been recorded in the country.

According to him, the cases were recorded in the Eastern Greater Accra and Western Regions respectively.

Speaking to Journalists in Accra on Wednesday, he said "Five cases of monkeypox disease have been recorded in Ghana since May 24, 2022. We also detected 12 suspected cases of which are under investigations"

Explaining further, he said "One of the cases was recorded in a Ghanaian who travelled from the United States of America to Ghana, so he might have picked it up from there.” It is emerging that the disease is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox.

Europe, Australia and America have been tagged as hotspots for the monkeypox virus.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith