Disease Outbreak In The Ashanti Region

Read Time: 2 minutes

According to the Ghana Health Service, as of Monday, September 12, 2022, the Ashanti Region had recorded four confirmed  Rabies cases.
The cases were reported from Asante Akim South, Bosomtwe and Kwabre East.

“The Regional Health Directorate brings to the notice of all health facilities about the rise in the outbreak of rabies and deaths in three districts in the Ashanti Region,” the Ghana Health Service alerted.

Ghana Health Service urged all health facilities to take precautions against the disease.

Cases of persons with headaches, neck pain, nausea, fever, fear of water, anxiety, agitation, abnormal tingling sensations or pain at the wound site or contact with a rabid animal should be on the lookout for suspected cases.

The Service also ordered all the Regional Health Directorates across the country to enhance community/public sensitization to rabies, improve case search for rabies in the facilities, follow up and treat all cases of dog bites, and liaise with veterinary officers in districts for dog vaccination exercise.

Rabies is a vaccine-preventable disease. Vaccinating dogs is the most cost-effective strategy for preventing rabies in people. Dog vaccination reduces deaths attributable to dog-mediated rabies and the need for PEP as a part of dog bite patient care.

People are usually infected after a bite or scratch from an animal with rabies. Transmission to humans by rabid dogs accounts for up to 99% of cases.

Transmission can also occur if the saliva of infected animals comes into direct contact with human mucosa or fresh skin wounds. Contraction of rabies through inhalation of virus-containing aerosols or through transplantation of infected organs is possible but quite rare.

Human-to-human transmission through bites or saliva is possible but has not been confirmed as well as the consumption of raw meat or milk of infected animals.

13 thoughts on “Disease Outbreak In The Ashanti Region

  1. May I just say what a relief to find someone who genuinely understands what they’re discussing online. You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people should read this and understand this side of the story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular given that you certainly possess the gift.

  2. It is truly a great and useful piece of info. I am satisfied that you just shared this useful info with us.
    Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi there! I simply wish to offer you a big thumbs up for your excellent info you’ve got right
    here on this post. I’ll be returning to your website
    for more soon.

  4. Hiya very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing ..

    I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds additionally?

    I am satisfied to search out so many useful information here in the put up, we need develop more techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing.
    . . . . .

  5. Thanks for any other informative web site.
    The place else may I get that type of information written in such a perfect method?
    I have a venture that I’m just now operating on, and I have been at the look out for
    such info.

  6. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your augment and
    even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  7. Hi! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept
    talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.

    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  8. What i don’t realize is if truth be told how you’re now not really a lot more smartly-liked than you may be right now.
    You are so intelligent. You realize thus significantly when it comes to this matter, made me personally consider
    it from so many varied angles. Its like men and women aren’t involved unless
    it is something to accomplish with Woman gaga!
    Your individual stuffs excellent. At all times maintain it up!

  9. That is very fascinating, You are an overly professional blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and sit up for in quest of extra of your
    wonderful post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks

  10. I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I will take a note of your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your Feed too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *