GHS directs hospitals to activate Ebola response after 7 cases in Guinea

The Ghana Health Service has directed all regional, district health facilities to immediately activate their preparedness and response plan for Ebola.

It follows confirmation of seven cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea over the weekend.

A circular cited by and addressed to all regional directors of GHS said” All regional and district public health emergency management committees should include EVD on their agenda.

It added “Additionally, regions, districts, health facilities, port health units at all border posts particularly along the Western boarder and all landing beaches are to heighten surveillance for EVD using standard case definition. They are also requested to remind all Ghanaians and residents in Ghana on the need to protect themselves from the disease,”

The circular further warned the public against any attempt to transport suspected cases of Ebola in a private or public transport.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly disease with occasional outbreaks that occur primarily on the African continent.

Find the circular below

Fred Dzakpata

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