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Ghana confirms invasion of dangerous new mosquito breed

Ghana confirms invasion of dangerous new mosquito breed

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Health & Wellbeing
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed the invasion of a new breed of mosquito more dangerous than the anopheles. The new breed known as Anopheles Stephensi, is also a malaria-transmitting mosquito, very invasive, spreads faster, and can adopt to a myriad of climate conditions according to the World Health Organization. GHSe has established its presence in Tuba and Dansoman, and has warned residents to protect themselves. The Anopheles Stephensi first invaded Africa in 2019, the countries include Ethiopia Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria and unfortunately confirmed in Ghana just this March. This breed produces both Plasmodium Falciparum (the deadliest species of plasmodium which causes malaria) and P Vivax Malaria parasites. Also, a recent mathematical modeling study by th...
Health alert! Marburg virus kills 2 in Ashanti region

Health alert! Marburg virus kills 2 in Ashanti region

Africa News, Ghana News
The Ghana Health Service has asked all health workers, especially Regional and Teaching Hospitals to be on the lookout for the outbreak of the Marburg virus disease following two fatal cases in the Ashanti Region. Health workers are to “exercise a high index of suspicion for persons who may present with bleeding tendencies”, a statement issued by the GHS, signed by its Director-General, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye counseled. The cases were said to have been recorded in the Adansi North District of Ashanti, and while preliminary investigations have yet to establish a link between the two cases, 34 contacts have been identified and are under quarantine being monitored for the maximum incubation period of 21 days. The statement said no new cases have been reported since the two samples...

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