Savannah Region: Eight die from suspected “yellow fever” outbreak

At least eight persons have died from a strange disease suspected to be yellow fever in the Savannah Region, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said.

The affected persons, according to the GHS, are nomads in selected communities in West and North Gonja of the region who have never been vaccinated against yellow fever.

A statement issued by the GHS on Friday (29 October) said a team of experts from the Ghana Health Service, Centre for Disease Control (CDC) , World Health Organization (WHO), Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) have been dispatched to support the region to investigate and institute appropriate measures.

The Ghana Health Service has asked persons living in the region who have fever, general weakness, headache nausea and vomiting to immediately report to the nearest health facility.

It has also advised the general public to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever and avoid mosquito bites.

Below is the full GHS statement:


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