Reports reaching the front desk of The Accra Report indicate that a suspected case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been reported at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra, Ghana.
This latest suspected case of the virus has created further anxiety among the population, who are already looming under the possible outbreak of a Cholera epidemic.
The threat of the Ebola virus spreading into Ghana has been on the horizon since February 2014, when the republic of Guinea, one of Ghana’s West African neighbors, confirmed the incidence of an Ebola epidemic within its borders.
A false report of an Ebola case first made headlines in Ghana in April, 2014, when a patient at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital exhibited symptoms associated with disease.
Since an outbreak of the virus was first reported in Guinea, the government of Ghana has reportedly initiated measures to stem the spread of the virus from Guinea and other neighboring West African counties into Ghana.
The measures taken by the government of Ghana include increase in surveillance and the testing of some visitors into Ghana. The open borders in West Africa undoubtedly provide a challenge to the efforts of the Ghana Ministry of Health.
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