Ghana: Suspected Ebola patient dies

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema

The American who was suspected to be carrying the Ebola virus at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra has died.

According to sources at the Health Ministry and the Nyaho clinic the man died on Monday.

Meanwhile, earlier reports revealed that the tests run on him for the Ebola virus by Nugochi Memorial Research Institute proved negative.

The Health Ministry could not confirm or deny whether the said American died of the Ebola virus.

He arrived from Guinea on Sunday and reported at the clinic for medical attention.

His case was suspected to be the first Ebola case in Ghana but initial tests proved negative.

There have been some 467 deaths of 759 cases reported in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia by the close of June 30, this year.


By: Evans Effah/