4vYellow Fever cases recorded in VR,BA

Four cases of Yellow Fever have been reported in the Brong Ahafo and Volta regions over the past four weeks.

A statement from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said three cases were reported in the Jaman South district of the Brong-Ahafo Region while one case was reported in the Central Tongu district of the Volta Region with no deaths.

“There is no need to panic as the cases are confined to a few communities in the aforementioned districts, and previous widespread vaccination in 2011 in those districts provided most people with immunity against Yellow Fever,” it assured.

Yellow Fever is a viral hemorrhagic disease spread through the bite of infected Aedes mosquito. It causes bleeding which may come out from any of the body openings including the nose and mouth. With victims having bloody stools and vomit at the end stage.

Other symptoms include fever with jaundice in the early stages and with multiple organ dysfunctions resulting in kidney and liver failure. Treatment is mostly symptomatic.

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