A health practitioner inspecting a rat possibly infected with lassa

Ghana: GHS Warns Against Lassa Outbreak In West Africa  


The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is warning all health practitioners and the general public against the Lassa fever outbreak in some West African countries.

Several countries across West Africa that have already recorded cases of Lassa fever so far also include Liberia, Nigeria and Togo.


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A statement that was given by the GHS said that : “Given the proximity of these countries both geographically and through travel, it is important that heightened surveillance is implemented to ensure the prompt identification and appropriate investigation of any suspected case.”

It also implored health practitioners to investigate any and all suspected Lassa fever cases in “line with protocols outlined in Ghana’s IDSR Technical Guidelines with strict adherence to infection prevention and control protocols.”

SOURCE: Ghanian Times