General News of 2014-07-07

Suspected Ebola case reported in Accra

An American (name withheld) has been quarantined at the Nyaho clinic in Accra for a suspected Ebola case.
Citi News sources at the Health Ministry say the American who reported at the hospital with fever had previously visited Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Hundreds of people have been affected and several others killed by the deadly disease in these two countries.
Ebola kills victims within days, symptoms of the virus include severe fever and muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhoea — in some cases shutting down organs and causing unstoppable bleeding.
The Health Ministry in a statement said “the suspected fever case recorded at the Nyaho Clinic has not been confirmed yet by Noguchi Memorial Research Centre”.
It further stated that: “the Ministry has put in place every precautionary measure at that clinic, including additional support of Public Health staff from the Ministry, directive to quarantine patient and clinical staff, supply of protective gowns for the staff of that hospital”.
It urged the general public to remain calm as it awaits the results from the blood sample taken for test, insisting that it has the situation under control.
Last week, health ministers from all West African countries met in Accra to find ways to stop the disease from spreading.
There have been 413 confirmed and suspected cases in Guinea, out of which 303 have died.
Liberia has seen 107 cases and 65 deaths while Sierra Leone recorded 239 cases and 99 deaths.