The Ministry of Health has confirmed that a suspected fever case is being investigated in the country.
Earlier reports on Sunday said Ghana had recorded its first case of the deadly Ebola disease.
Many Ghanaians took to social media to express their fears about the disease which has no cure.
However a statement issued by the Ministry said a “suspected fever case” has been recorded at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra, but has not been confirmed by the Nugochi Memorial Research Centre as Ebola.
The statement asked the general public to remain calm as the Ministry awaits the test results.
Below is the full statement from the Ministry of Health signed by the Public Relations Officer, Tony Goodman
Suspected Ebola case in Ghana
The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general public that the suspected fever case recorded at the Nyaho Clinic has not been confirmed yet by Noguchi Memorial Research Centre.
Meanwhile the Ministry has put in place every precautionary measures at that clinic include additional support of Public Health staff from the Ministry, directive to quarantine patient and clinical staff, supply of protective gowns for staff of that hospital
The Ministry has also directed that the case remain at that clinic and retreated until otherwise whilst we wait for the laboratory result from the Noguchi Memorial Research Centre.
We expect the general public to remain calm as we wait for the result from the blood sample taken for test
We will like to assure the general public that we have everything under control.
Public Relations Officer
Ministry of Health