Ghana has recorded 34 cases of Monkeypox virus with about 20 cases in the Greater Accra Region.
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Greater Accra, Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, Eastern, and Upper West are areas where the cases have been identified so far.
The Monkeypox outbreak was declared a global Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye speaking at the minister’s press briefing in Accra on Sunday, 25 July 2022, assured that the risk of a wide spread of the virus does not pose a threat to the health system.
Monkeypox is a viral infection that manifests a week or two after exposure with fever and other non-specific symptoms, and then produces a rash with blisters that can last for a couple of weeks before usually clearing up