Ghana: Results of Ebola tests from Ashanti, Bawku, Nsawam negative

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Test results from samples of suspected Ebola cases from the Ashanti,

Eastern and Upper East Regions have all proven negative, government

has revealed.

There was fear and panic across the country following the death of a

man who crossed the border from Pusiga in the Upper East Region to

seek health healthcare at Bawku.

A similar incident was reported at Nsawam in the Eastern Region on

Saturday when authorities at the Government Hospital quarantined two

suspects who had reported at the facility with symptoms of the deadly


But samples taken from all the cases – four from Ashanti, two from

Nsawam and one from Bawku – tested at the Noguchi Memorial Centre have

shown no traces of the virus in any of the patients, according to

government sources.

The Presidency will be meeting the Inter-Ministerial Action Group on

Ebola Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Flagstaff House to evaluate

Ghana's Ebola Response Strategy so far.

The meeting will be chaired by the Chief of Staff, Mr. Prospoer Bani.

There is no known cure for the deadly virus but the World Health

Organisation hopes to find a vaccine by 2015.

"I think it's realistic," Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director

General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) told AFP, with clinical

trials expected to get underway soon.

The epidemic, which has mostly affected Guinea, Sierra Leone and

Liberia, has been declared an international public health emergency by

the WHO.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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