Health News of 2014-08-12

37 Suspected Ebola cases In Ghana so far prove negative

Ghana has so far assessed and evaluated 37 suspected cases of Ebola but they have all turned out to be negative.

The country has therefore heightened its surveillance to ensure that suspected cases are dealt with immediately.

As a result, the Inter-ministerial Action Group on Ebola has designated Tema, Kumasi and Tamale as treatment centres for the Southern Central and Northern sectors of the country.

Speaking to Radio Ghana after a meeting with the Chief of Staff at the Flagstaff House, the Acting Director of Public Health and Head of Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie, urged Ghanaians not to panic as adequate surveillance measures have been put in place to deal with any outbreak of the disease.