An outbreak of Yellow Fever in the Savannah and Upper West Regions.

Health Affairs

A group of specialists from the World Health Organization(WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) has been sent off to these regions to look into the outbreak of the viral disease and implement control and preventive measures.

Reports show that 25 people who contracted the disease have died while 18 others have been admitted to various health facilities, receiving treatment for the virus.

After thorough examination in the affected areas, 50,300 doses of yellow fever vaccine have been dispatched to selected districts for immunization from the Ghana Health Service Headquarters.

As part of the intervention plan, over 43,615 persons have been vaccinated in the Savannah Region. This is seen in a signed update by Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service.

Source: Adom Online

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