Polio outbreak has been confirmed in Chereponi in the Northern region, the first in Ghana for over a decade.
The Ghana Health Service said in a statement, a sample of the highly infectious disease was taken from a girl aged two years and eight months.
The Health Service called the case a “Public Health Emergency of National Concern” and announced the deployment of teams from Accra to assist the regional and district teams.
It also expects to start a vaccination exercise in and around surrounding Chereponi districts soon.
Polio affects children usually under five years. The disease attacks a person’s nervous system which could cause permanent paralysis.
Poor sanitary conditions are a major boost to the spread of the disease.