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Monkeypox Death: GHS calls for calm among residents in Upper East Region

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The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dzotsi in a recent interview announced that one person has died from Monkeypox in the Bolgatanga Municipality.

Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dzotsi, noted that the confirmed case was identified after an investigation of three suspected Monkeypox cases on July 22, 2022.

A total of 13 people who are believed to have come into contact with the victim are being monitored by the GHS.

Dr. Dzotsi called on the population not to be alarmed and remain calm and to observe the protocols.

“We as a region, when the country reported the first case of monkeypox we really activated all our response structures, we trained all our staff on how to use the monkeypox disease kit definition, so when the case came to the regional hospital the technicians there immediately suspected the case and the respective samples were taken and they started all the supportive care, unfortunately, we lost the person.”

“Despite that am encouraging all people of Upper East Region that they should remain calm and observe the protocols.”

“When we had the covid, we give the message out that please avoid close contact; in this case, the same applies. Keep your distance from especially persons that are having fever and rash. We encourage the public that if you have a fever and rash please report to the nearest health facility for immediate measures to be taken. The early reporting will prevent any loss of life.”

He also reminded the public to still observe the covid-19 safety protocols by the washing of hands with soap under running water, keeping distance, and wearing of mask among others.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana

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