The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Sunday (26 February) confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in Accra after tests by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
One of the two affected individuals died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the statement added. Ghana recorded its first case in 2011.
So far, 56 contacts have been identified and are being followed up by the Ghana Health Service.
Lassa fever (a viral hemorrhagic fever) is endemic in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.
Below is the full statement by the GHS: