The Ghana Health Service has declared the end of the Lassa fever outbreak.
The GHS confirmed cases of Lasser Fever on 24 February, following the detection of two cases in the Greater Accra Region.
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), a total of 27 confirmed cases, including one death, were recorded during the outbreak.
The GHS implemented measures to combat the outbreak, such as self-quarantine of all identified contacts, case management at the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre, risk communication, environmental assessment, and surveillance.
The GHS declared the end of the Lassa Fever outbreak in its most recent update, following the WHO-recommended mandatory 42-day post-Lassa fever surveillance countdown period from the time the last case was discharged.
“The Ghana Health Service has entreated the public to reduce the risk of disease spread from wildlife to humans by avoiding contact with wildlife, especially rats.
“The Ghana Health Service will work with local government authorities and the wildlife division to depopulate rats in marketplaces to prevent any re-occurrence of Lassa fever outbreaks.”
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