Health

Six more die of suspected yellow fever in the Savannah Region


Six additional people have died in the Savannah Region as a result of the suspected yellow fever outbreak, bringing the total death toll to 14.

A male adult and 13 children make up the figure.

Twenty-two people have been admitted to the West Gonja Municipal Hospital in Damongo after contracting the ailment, while 17 others have been treated and discharged from the same hospital.

All of the cases were registered in the West Gonja Municipality and the North Gonja District, according to Dr. Chrysantus Kubio, Savannah Regional Director of Services.

He explained that the new instances were discovered after the regional health directorate increased surveillance in the various communities, the majority of the early deaths were caused by a delay in reporting to the health centers, according to the report.
The directorate, according to Dr. Kubio, has sent medical personnel to the impacted towns to vaccinate and screen the population.

“There is no cause for alarm because we are doing everything possible to contain the situation,” he assured.
He advised the residents to report early to the health facilities for a medical checkup when they detected any signs and symptoms of the disease.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has issued a notice regarding a potential yellow fever outbreak in the Savannah Region, which has resulted in the deaths of eight people.

The fatalities were nomads in the West and North Gonja areas who had never been vaccinated against yellow fever, according to a statement issued by GHS Director-General Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye.

“Avoid mosquito bites by wearing clothing that covers all parts of your body,” the statement advised, “and report to the nearest health facility if you have a fever or yellowish discoloration of your eyes.”

Source: Opemsuo.com\ Emmanuel Owusu Anti.

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