Yellow Fever Kills 25 -GHS On High Alert
Outbreak of Yellow Fever disease in the Savannah and Upper West regions has killed about 25 people and forced 18 into emergency treatment.
Reports from the Ghana Health Service indicates that a team of experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control have been dispatched to the regions to investigate the outbreak and enforce control measures.
Initial reports has informed a decision to dispatch 50,300 doses of Yellow Fever vaccines for immediate administration to control the spread.
An update signed by Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye explained that over 43,615 persons in the Savannah Region have been vaccinated as part of the intervention.
The GHS Director-General further added that his outfit will “continue with efforts aimed at improving outcomes for persons who are unfortunately affected while continuing with the vaccination drive to improve the immunity of the population against Yellow Fever.”