Via the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation: Ghana Health Service Issues Urgent Health Alert On Deadly Ebola Virus. Excerpt:
The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Appiah-Denkyira has called for an urgent national preparation to forestall any outbreak of the Ebola virus which is currently threatening the borders of Ghana.
This follow reports of fatal outbreak of the viral disease in neighbouring Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where health workers have been battling to contain the virus for the past three days.
Speaking to Radio Ghana, Dr Denkyira explained the actual symptoms of the disease.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Health Committee of Parliament and MP for Wa West, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, has called for an urgent meeting among health stakeholders and national security to discuss and fashion out measures to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from entering into the country.
The call comes following the reported spread of the disease in Liberia after killing scores of people in Guinea.
The Chairman of the Health Committee, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, made the call on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday when the Speaker admitted a statement on the disease.
He observed that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa threatens Ghana's borders.
As a result, stakeholders should not wait to be caught unprepared.
The Ranking Member on Health and MP for Nhyiaeso, Richard Anane, also added his voice to the call and asked the Ministry of Health to liaise with other health ministries in the sub-region to strategise to contain the disease.