The Ministry of Health has confirmed that about 120 suspected Ebola cases investigated at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) have tested negative.
According to Ministry, the cases were received from various health facilities across the country.
[contextly_sidebar id=”OYgTogJVhfq1T9P7t7gA8LGe3p5Qi1mh”]In statement copied to citifmonline.com, the Ministry said “this goes to establish the fact that all health facilities are on high alert that is why these blood samples were taken for Ebola test.”
The Ministry however urged citizens to report to the nearest health facility any symptoms that show a likely Ebola case.
“Ebola is a severe, infectious often-fatal disease in humans that presents with high fever and bleeding. There is no vaccine against Ebola,” the release said.
More than 5,000 persons have died from the disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and recently Mali.
People can catch Ebola if they come into direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person or animal Early symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.
This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding, sometimes from the eyes and mouth.
The current outbreak started in March in west Africa.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana