At least three more persons have succumbed to yellow fever in the Savannah Region as at 25 November, the Ghana Health Service(GHS) has said.

This brings the death toll to 32 since the outbreak of the disease in the region last month.

The Ghana Health Service says all seven district in the Savannah Region have now recorded cases of the yellow fever disease

Addressing the media in Damongo on Thursday (25 November), the Savannah Regional director of the Ghana Health Service Dr Chrysantus Kubio said “I must say that for now each of the seven districts have reported cases.”

“We have a total of 184 suspected cases and the death toll now is thirty-two (32) , West Gonja Municipal, (13) North Gonja District (8) ,Bole District (3), Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District (3) ,Central Gonja District (3), North East Gonja District (1) and East Gonja Municipal (1).”

“The response is not the same, we are looking at communities that have reported cases and vaccinated successful people against the disease, we are checking on their immunization status and vaccinating all people who have not been vaccinated…, ” he told the media.

The Ghana Health Service said more than 500, 000 people in the affected districts have now been vaccinated against the deadly disease.

It has since requested for 50, 000 more doses to help in the vaccination drive.


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