Ghana Health Service Admit Outbreak Of Hanz Virus
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has admitted the outbreak of the HANZ virus in Ghana and called on Ghanaians to be on the alert and report symptoms of the virus.
Hanz Virus, also known as H3N2v, is an organism of influenza usually found in pigs, birds, and humans.
The virus is said to spread more easily to humans from pigs than other swine influenza viruses.
GHS said that the influenza virus easily undergoes with adults usually having stronger immunity.
Some of the Symptoms of H3N2v are fever with cough and a runny nose and other possible symptoms are body aches, nausea, chills, vomiting, or diarrhea.
The GHS added that the virus could sometimes cause severe diseases like pneumonia, which could lead to hospitalization and can lead to death.
All matches including the Ghana Premier League club Accra Hearts of Oak have been postponed after the virus was confirmed among the players.
The Week 30 Game between Hearts of Oak and Eleven Wonders was postponed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) because of the outbreak of the disease.
The team tweeted on their Twitter page that, “Our match against Eleven Wonders has been postponed following advice from the Ghana Health Service. According to the GHS, they are still investigating the cause of the illness that affected the Hearts of Oak team.”