Outbreak Of Yellow Fever Kills Over Three Patients At West Gonja

Outbreak Of Yellow Fever Kills Over Three Patients At West Gonja

There has been a health alert on the outbreak of yellow fever at the West Gonja district in the Northern region which has reported the deaths of over three persons in the area.

Public relations officer of the health ministry Tony Goodman said the ministry is equipping the various health facilities in the West Gonja district to enable them detect the disease in time.

Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Up to 50% of severely affected persons without treatment will die from yellow fever.

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