One more person has died of the Marburg virus with 40 others quarantined in the Savannah Region.
The person died on Thursday, July 21.
He is said to be a relative of one of the two people who died from the virus in June.
The two people died days apart after reporting to the hospital with hemorrhagic fever.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed that he showed symptoms of the Marburg virus days after the stipulated incubation period.
Director-General of the Ghana Health, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said initial tests done came out positive.
“Unfortunately, one close contact reported symptoms after the maximum 21-days incubation period and died on the July 21. These are very close relatives, so we have taken samples and we are following up on them.”
So because of that, their initial tests have come out positive because of their close contact and we have identified additional 40 contacts where the incident occurred. So we are still monitoring.”
Meanwhile, the GHS has revealed that 50 out of 98 persons identified as contacts to the first two cases have been discharged.
The Director of Public Health at the GHS, Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe disclosed this in a JoyNews interview.
According to him, the 50 have completed the 21-day incubation period.
He, however, said the Service will continue to monitor them.
“As far as we are concerned we have been able to identify 98 contacts, that is not all the contacts. Because if you look at the trajectory it’s been like 34, we’ve gone to 63 and now 98. I’m sure we’ll still get more contacts, so don’t get surprised when we get more contacts tomorrow because we’re exploring to be sure that where did these people go so that we can be able to establish…but for now we have 98.
“Of the 98, 50 are from the Ashanti Region and 48 are from Sawla-Tuna-Kalba. So the 50 from Ashanti, based on our 21-day incubation period, they have recovered. So you can say that they have been discharged. So now we’re looking at the 48 in Sawla-Tuna-Kalba. So that is the status now, and I think that we will continue to monitor to be sure that we don’t miss any possible contacts because that may be a source of transmission,” he said.
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