Yellow fever hits Volta, Brong-Ahafo regions

Yellow fever hits Volta, Brong-Ahafo regions

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported four new cases of the deadly Yellow Fever Virus in the Brong-Ahafo and Volta regions over the past month.

A statement cautioning Ghanaians about the disease noted that there is no need to panic since the virus is being contained.

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Yellow Fever, which is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, is a viral hemorrhagic disease which causes bleeding which may come out from any of the body openings (e.g.: the Nose, Mouth, Bloody stools, Vomiting Blood at the end stage). The symptoms may also include fever with jaundice in the early stages and with multiple organ dysfunctions resulting in kidney and liver failure.

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