Health News of Sunday, 11 February 2018Source: Myjoyonline.comGhana Health Service on high alert as Lassa Fever outbreak hits NigeriaDr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Ghana Health Service DirectorGhana Health Service is on high alert following confirmation by Nigeria that there has been an outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever in 18 States, with over 300 cases and at least 31 deaths. Ghana Health Service has, meanwhile, ordered its officers to do the following:1. Surveillance on Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general (using case definitions) should be enhanced. Lassa fever is an Acute Viral Haemorrhagic Fever illness which is endemic in West Africa. • Ghana recorded first confirmed case(s) in 2011 and two districts, one each in Ashanti and Eastern regions then confirmed outbreaks of Lassa fever.
Source: GhanaWeb February 11, 2018 10:52 UTC