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Suspected Yellow Fever outbreak kills 8 – GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said it has has received interim laboratory results of an unusual disease from the Savanna Region of the country, that has led to the death of eight (8) people.

The disease, according to a statement, is presumed to be Yellow Fever and samples have been shipped for final confirmation.

Tests for other Viral Hemorrhagic Fever like Ebola, Lassa, Marburg and Zika are all negative,” the statement added.

“The affected persons are nomads in selected communities in West and North Gonja of the region who have never been vaccinated against Yellow Fever,” it said.

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