GHS issues rabies alert

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The Ashanti Region is seeing a growing rabies outbreak, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

By health facilities in the Region, four of these instances and one probable case have been confirmed thus far, with a case fatality rate of 100 percent as of Monday, September 12, 2022.

Asante Akim South, Bosomtwe, and Kwabre East reported these incidents.

According to a statement from the Service, “The Regional Health Directorate brings to the attention of all health facilities, a spike in confirmed outbreaks of rabies and mortality in three districts in the Ashanti Region.”

Health facilities have been encouraged to keep an eye out for anyone who may have rabid animal contact, headaches, neck discomfort, nausea, fever, fear of the water, anxiety, agitation, or other symptoms.

According to statistics, rabies claims roughly 60,000 lives annually, mostly in Asia and Africa.

The disease, which is primarily transmitted through animal bites, is almost always fatal once symptoms appear.

Read the full statement below:

Source: Gyamerah

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