The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has formally declared an finish to the outbreak of the lethal Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) after barely two months because the country recorded its first case.

According to the GHS, following the primary case recorded it quickly detected, communicated, and contained the virus disease with an applicable public health response applied.

It comes after the GHS in a statement issued on Sunday, September 17, 2022, introduced that the country had first recorded two cases of the Marburg Virus Disease.

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The statement noted that the virus was detected in samples from two contaminated individuals by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research which was later confirmed by the Institute Pasteur in Dakar.

However, in a media briefing in Accra, on the replace of the virus disease, September 16, 2022, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said that no new case was reported over the previous 42 days, or two incubation intervals, the time between an infection and the onset of signs.

Thus, he declared Ghana free from the Marburg virus disease with zero cases in the country based mostly on the last negative PCR take a look at for the only real surviving Marburg affected person in Ghana.

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“So, on at the present time, sixteenth of September I, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the director general of the Ghana Health Service, on behalf of the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu, along with our companions, do hereby state that applicable outbreak response to Marburg virus disease has been applied throughout the 42 days following the last negative PCR end result for the only real surviving affected person with a suggestion by WHO greatest practices.

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