One person has died of Monkeypox in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed.
A total of 13 people who are believed to have come into contact with the victim are being monitored by the GHS.
This Regional Directorate of the GHS made this known in a statement.
The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dzotsi, noted that the confirmed case was identified after an investigation of three suspected Monkeypox cases on July 22, 2022.
“This is the first confirmed case in the region. The confirmed case was seen on the 22nd July, 2022 at the Upper East Regional Hospital, with a history of fever and skin rash. Unfortunately the [person] died on 26th July, 2022.
“Samples were taken on the 22nd of July 2022 for confirmation at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra. We received feedback on the 28th of July, 2022 indicating the sample tested positive for the Monkeypox disease.”
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