Coronavirus: Negative cases tested at Noguchi showed symptoms - Professor Ampofo

Coronavirus: Negative cases tested at Noguchi showed symptoms - Professor Ampofo

Seven out of the 21 cases of suspected coronavirus test conducted at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra showed some symptoms as outlined by the Ghana Health Service despite all proving negative.

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According to Professor William Kwabena Ampofo, head of Virology Department at Noguchi, Ghanaians have to be extra vigilant and careful as the disease is closure than we think.

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He opined that Ghana may be safe now, but we have to put in stringent measures to fight the disease in case of an outbreak.

Prof. Ampofo also added the difficulty to detect the symptoms of the coronavirus makes disease hard to diagnose.

He made the revelation at the thought-leadership forum organized by Media General in Accra on February 18, 2020.

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The Ghana Health Service has been at the forefront in the prevention fight of Covid-19, which first broke out in China’s Hubei Province in December, 2019.

So far, almost 2,000 lives have been lost while confirmed cases have topped 72,000.

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