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Ghana Health Service confirms two cases of Lassa Fever, one death

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in , Ghana, according to the (GHS).

The first case involved a 40-year-old trader who had been unwell for approximately two weeks before succumbing to the illness at .

The second case is a contact of the first victim who is currently receiving medical care but is in stable condition.

To date, the GHS has identified and is monitoring 56 individuals who had contact with the infected individuals.

The GHS has activated Public Health Emergency Management Committees at all levels – national, regional, and district – and initiated detailed investigations, including environmental assessments.

Essential medications and equipment, such as personal protective equipment, are being procured and distributed, and contact tracing and management are ongoing.

Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever, is prevalent in , Ghana, , , , , and .

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