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Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:11 am ]
Post subject:  Suspect Fatal Ebola In Ghana ex-Burkino Faso Near Togo

Media reports on suspect fatal Ebola case in Ghana ex-Burkino Faso near borders with Burkina Faso and Togo raise serous concerns of spread.

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:14 am ]
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Ghana may be recording its first case of Ebola if tests on the blood samples of a Burkinabe man suspected to have died of Ebola proves positive.

The man who was rushed to the Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region from Burkina Faso, died on arrival.

The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said they sent the blood samples for testing because the man was brought in showing symptoms of Ebola.

In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Manu said the patient was bleeding from his nostrils which raised their suspicion he may have died of the Ebola disease.

Dr. Manu said they are awaiting the results from the blood sample test to verify the cause of death.

He gave the assurance that the hospital is prepared to battle the disease.

This is the fourth suspected case of Ebola reported in Ghana; two in Kumasi, one in Accra and now the Upper East Region.

Tests on the blood samples from the suspected patients by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research all proved negative.

The Ebola disease has killed over 800 persons in four West African countries including, Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency due to the rapid spread of the disease in the West African sub-region.

Ghanaians are currently apprehensive about the disease which has affected neighbouring countries.

The Health Ministries says it is working closely with all health institutions and border officials to ensure citizens are protected.

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/N ... ?ID=320525

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:21 am ]
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Ghana may now have recorded her first Ebola case. A Burkinabe man, who had fever and bled from his nose and ears "was brought in dead," at the Bawku Presby Hospital in Ghana’s Upper East region Friday afternoon.

The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, confirmed to StarrFMonline.com that the man had died at the time he was brought in, saying: “…What scared me most as a Medical Doctor is that he was bleeding from his ears and nose–symptoms of Ebola.”

On Dr Manu’s orders, blood samples from the deceased have been taken to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) at the University of Ghana for testing. If positive, this would be Ghana’s first confirmed case of the virus, which has killed at least 961 people in the West African sub-region out of 1,779 total cases. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are among the hardest hit countries.

Nigeria started recording a few cases recently. Africa’s most populous country became the fourth West African country involved in the outbreak when a dual US-Liberian citizen infected with Ebola arrived in Lagos after flying from Liberia via Togo on 20 July.

Several cases of suspected Ebola have been reported in Ghana since the outbreak in March but they all proved negative after tests. The Government of Ghana says it has put in place measures to contain the disease if it breaks in the country. It recently said screening measures were being tightened at the country’s various borders to ensure the virus is not imported into the world’s second-largest cocoa producer.

StarrFMonline.com, learnt that the Burkinabe who just died from the Ebola-like symptoms, came down with a fever while in neighbouring Burkina Faso and was taken to a hospital for treatment in that country but saw no improvement in his condition.

His relatives then decided to transport him across the common border between Burkina Faso and Ghana’s Upper East region, for proper care. But he died on the way. His body has been taken back to a town called Sankanduri in Burkina Faso for burial, local Reporter Musah Lansa told StarrFMonline.com.

If tests by NMIMR prove positive, then the relatives of the deceased, as well as the Medical staff that attended to the patient, both in Burkina Faso and Ghana, may have also been exposed to the virus, which the World Health Organization has described as the fastest spreading “worst ever” epidemic of its kind and necessitating a declaration of an international health emergency.

“The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters on a telephone briefing from her Geneva headquarters.

The U.N. agency referred to the outbreak as “particularly serious” and said all states where the virus is having a toll on citizens and spreading from one person to another should declare a national emergency.

“The declaration ... will galvanise the attention of leaders of all countries at the top level. It cannot be done by the ministries of health alone,” Chan said.

In compliance, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia, have all declared a national emergency over the outbreak.

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with fluids of an infected person, and also through the consumption of bush meat – apes, antelopes and bats – delicacies in some West African countries. The sale of bush meat in Ghana has been affected by the outbreak.

http://www.modernghana.com/news/562484/ ... toms-.html

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:30 am ]
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A fourth suspected case of Ebola has been reported at the Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region following the death of a Burkinabe man who was brought in showing symptoms of the virus.
The man who was rushed to the hospital from Burkina Faso died on arrival.
According to Citifmonline.com, the Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, who confirmed the incident, said they have sent the blood samples for testing, awaiting the results.
Dr. Manu said the patient was bleeding from his nostrils which raised their suspicion he may have died of the Ebola disease.
He gave the assurance that the hospital was prepared to battle the disease.
The Ebola disease has killed over 800 persons in four West African countries including, Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency due to the rapid spread of the disease in the West African sub-region.
- See more at: http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news ... nYlL4.dpuf

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:39 am ]
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Health | 14 July 2007 Last updated at 00:00 CET

Bawku Hospital attains 50… Yet infrastructurally `malnourished`

By Ghanaian Chronicle

THE MANAGEMENT of the Northern Presbyterian Health Services has called on the government and other stakeholders to be more committed and supportive of its determination to making the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital a centre of excellence in healthcare delivery.

By virtue of its location, the hospital serves as a ‘sub-regional hospital’, because apart from attending to the health needs of the people of Bawku area and providing some specialist services to the entire Region, it also provides healthcare assistance to neighbours in Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali.

Guided by the policy of comprehensive healthcare, the hospital has over the years demonstrated this in various respects. Its services have been varied and extensive in coverage. These include specialist services such as eye care, orthopedics, physiotherapy, dental care, psychiatry and audiology, in addition to the general medical care and public health activities.

Biostatistics of the hospital has within the past three years recorded a total of 268,766 out patient attendance and 53,982 admissions with 1,228 deaths including 38 maternal deaths. Eye patients were 66,066 out of which 4,423 underwent surgery to restore their sights, to mention a few.

Nonetheless, the health facility continues to use obsolete equipment such as anesthetic machines, distilling plants and laundry machines among others.

These obsolete but indispensable apparatus frequently break down as well as the entire hospital being over stretched in terms of infrastructure, human resource etc. due to the lack of infrastructural growth.

Accommodation for doctors and other critical staff is also a big problem facing management and limit its efforts to engage more doctors and others critical staff. The hospital is increasing in size due to the specialist services. Bed capacity is therefore becoming inadequate.

After 50 years of existence, the hospital cannot boast of an administrative block, or a conference hall for in-service training and meetings. This has compelled managers to scatter in various rooms, some of which do not befit the status of an office.

Another area of concern to management is the collapsing fence wall, which has made security of property, and sometimes staff uncertain. People jump over the wall to defecate, or throw in their animals to graze in the hospital premises.

The Ag General Manager of the Northern Presbytery Health Services, Mr. John Abugri speaking at the launch of activities to mark the hospital’s golden jubilee anniversary, attributed lack of development at the hospital to the apparent neglect of the hospital by both the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Services (GHS).

He disclosed that apart from salaries, the hospital did not receive adequate support from the Ministry of Health nor the Ghana Health Services despite its status as a district hospital.

“What is often said is that we should collaborate with the Ghana Health Services in service delivery. Yes, we have no problem in doing this since our overall objective is the total health of the people we are al serving.

However, let me state without the least hesitation that our colleagues in the GHS rather perceive us as competitors. When it is figures for reporting, the Region cannot report without those of Bawku but when it is sharing of resources, Bawku is denied on the premise that we belong to Children Health Association of Ghana (CHAG)”, Mr. Abugri lamented.

He noted that in the 1980s, the hospital had no problem of that apparent marginalisation “but we don’t know what went wrong subsequently”, establishing the fact that the Bawku hospital had been a member since 1967 when the association was established.

“The Presbyterian Health Service is complimenting the efforts of GHS and needs the cooperation of all stakeholders to effectively do so”, he said, and consequently appealed to the Regional Minister, Mr. Boniface Gambila to intervene in the interest of the people of Bawku “who are also Ghanaians and deserve to have their share of the national health resources indicating that resources from the Church’s foreign partner were dwindling these days.

In spite of the numerous problems, the hospital according to Mr. Abugri, has chalked many success in the areas of health care delivery and human resource development through the establishment of Bawku Nurses Training School and introduction of proactive human resource development policy through which staff were sponsored for further studies either locally or abroad.

He outlined a number of projects the hospital intended executing as part of the church’s three-year health plan between 2007 and 2009. This, among others include the construction of a modern operation theatre estimated at 130,000 Ghana Cedis (¢1.3 billion), two-storey administrative block/conference hall as a jubilee project estimated at 300,000 Ghana Cedis (¢3.0 billion) refurbishment of the water and sanitation system as well as the pharmacy unit to locally produce some medicines.

He was grateful to all those whose efforts had sustained the hospital to that far and paid a glowing tribute to Dr. Haaf, a former staff of the hospital who saved the life of Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah when he was affected by the Kulungugu bomb.

On his part, Mr. Gambila commended the management of Northern Presbyterian health Services and the staff of the Bawku Hospital for doing their best to maintain the hospital since it took over five decades ago.

He used the occasion to advise health workers in the country to resort to dialoguing in settling labour disputes instead of strike actions, and urged them to sacrifice their expertise for humanity, promising that the government would also endeavour to implement pragmatic policies that could better the conditions of workers in the country.

The anniversary, under the them, “50 years of collaborative quality health care delivery: the way forward”, was to offer management and stakeholders the opportunity to thank God for the past 50 years of their stewardship in health care delivery in Bawku while they mapped out strategies for the years ahead.

http://www.modernghana.com/news/139203/ ... ly-ma.html

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suspect Fatal Ebola In Ghana ex-Burkino Faso Near Togo

August 2014 – AFRICA – Ghana may be recording its first case of Ebola if tests on the blood samples of a Burkinabe man suspected to have died of Ebola proves positive. The man who was rushed to the Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region from Burkina Faso, died on arrival. The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said they sent the blood samples for testing because the man was brought in showing symptoms of Ebola. In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Manu said the patient was bleeding from his nostrils which raised their suspicion he may have died of the Ebola disease. Dr. Manu said they are awaiting the results from the blood sample test to verify the cause of death. He gave the assurance that the hospital is prepared to battle the disease. This is the fourth suspected case of Ebola reported in Ghana; two in Kumasi, one in Accra and now the Upper East Region.

Tests on the blood samples from the suspected patients by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research all proved negative. The Ebola disease has killed over 800 persons in four West African countries including, Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency due to the rapid spread of the disease in the West African sub-region. Ghanaians are currently apprehensive about the disease which has affected neighboring countries. The Health Ministries says it is working closely with all health institutions and border officials to ensure citizens are protected. –Ghana Web

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Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:36 pm ]
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First Case Of Ebola Recorded In Ghana – Burkinabe Dies At Hospital
— August 9, 2014

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ebolaGhana may now have recorded her first Ebola case. A Burkinabe man, who had fever and bled from his nose and ears “was brought in dead,” at the Bawku Presby Hospital in Ghana’s Upper East region Friday afternoon.

The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, confirmed to StarrFMonline.com that the man had died at the time he was brought in, saying: “…What scared me most as a Medical Doctor is that he was bleeding from his ears and nose–symptoms of Ebola.”

On Dr Manu’s orders, blood samples from the deceased have been taken to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) at the University of Ghana for testing. If positive, this would be Ghana’s first confirmed case of the virus, which has killed at least 961 people in the West African sub-region out of 1,779 total cases. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are among the hardest hit countries.

Nigeria started recording a few cases recently. Africa’s most populous country became the fourth West African country involved in the outbreak when a dual US-Liberian citizen infected with Ebola arrived in Lagos after flying from Liberia via Togo on 20 July.

Several cases of suspected Ebola have been reported in Ghana since the outbreak in March but they all proved negative after tests. The Government of Ghana says it has put in place measures to contain the disease if it breaks in the country. It recently said screening measures were being tightened at the country’s various borders to ensure the virus is not imported into the world’s second-largest cocoa producer.

StarrFMonline.com, learnt that the Burkinabe who just died from the Ebola-like symptoms, came down with a fever while in neighbouring Burkina Faso and was taken to a hospital for treatment in that country but saw no improvement in his condition. His relatives then decided to transport him across the common border between Burkina Faso and Ghana’s Upper East region, for proper care. But he died on the way. His body has been taken back to a town called Sankanduri in Burkina Faso for burial, local Reporter Musah Lansa told StarrFMonline.com.

If tests by NMIMR prove positive, then the relatives of the deceased, as well as the Medical staff that attended to the patient, both in Burkina Faso and Ghana, may have also been exposed to the virus, which the World Health Organization has described as the fastest spreading “worst ever” epidemic of its kind and necessitating a declaration of an international health emergency.

“The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters on a telephone briefing from her Geneva headquarters.

The U.N. agency referred to the outbreak as “particularly serious” and said all states where the virus is having a toll on citizens and spreading from one person to another should declare a national emergency.

“The declaration … will galvanise the attention of leaders of all countries at the top level. It cannot be done by the ministries of health alone,” Chan said.

In compliance, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia, have all declared a national emergency over the outbreak.

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with fluids of an infected person, and also through the consumption of bush meat – apes, antelopes and bats – delicacies in some West African countries. The sale of bush meat in Ghana has been affected by the outbreak.

http://www.233prime.com/first-case-of-e ... -hospital/

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:57 pm ]
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Reports say three persons have been isolated at the Nsawam Government hospital in the Eastern Region, Ghana, for supposedly showing signs of the Ebola attack. MultiTV’s Matilda Womegah, who visited the hospital, said blood samples of the patients have been taken for medical testing at the Noguchi Memorial Institute. Among the patients is a 16-year-old girl who went to the infirmary Thursday with blood in her urine. Matilda continued that a 56-year-old man also came in from a nearby village, Adawso, with blood in his urine. The third patient’s case, she said, was a peculiar one because he had blood in his urine and faeces and was in a feverish condition. He is a 53-year-old long distance driver, who plies the Accra-Kumasi route. Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service is awaiting test results of a Burkinabe, who was admitted at a health facility in Bawku in the Northern Region. Reports suggested he showed signs of the Ebola virus. - See more at: http://www.brimtime.com/2014/08/3-suspe ... 7bTCq.dpuf

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:11 pm ]
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Suspected Ebola cases under scrutiny in Ghana: authority
English.news.cn 2014-08-10 03:41:01 RSS Feedback Print Copy URL More
ACCRA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Health authority in Ghana said it is awaiting test results of four new suspected Ebola cases in the country.

The first is a Burkina Faso national with nose bleeding and fever who was rushed across boarder to the northeastern Bawku town, and died later.

Fears are that he may have had close contact with many Ghanaian port and medical officials.

The body had since been sent back to Burkina Faso, but blood samples are being tested to ascertain the ailment.

The other three being quarantined at the Nsawam government hospital near the capital. Official sources said one of them was showing symptoms of the deadly ebola virus disease.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/afric ... 544849.htm

Author:  niman [ Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:50 am ]
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Ghana May Now Have Recorded Her First Case of Ebola
By AccraReport Staff @accrareport · On August 9, 2014
A man from neighboring Burkina Faso man, who had fever and bled from his nose and ears “was brought in dead,” at the Bawku Presby Hospital in Ghana’s Upper East region Friday afternoon.

The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, confirmed that the man had died at the time he was brought in, saying: “…What scared me most as a Medical Doctor is that he was bleeding from his ears and nose–symptoms of Ebola.”

On Dr Manu’s orders, blood samples from the deceased have been taken to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) at the University of Ghana for testing. If positive, this would be Ghana’s first confirmed case of the virus, which has killed at least 961 people in the West African sub-region out of 1,779 total cases. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are among the hardest hit countries.

Nigeria started recording a few cases recently. Africa’s most populous country became the fourth West African country involved in the outbreak when a dual US-Liberian citizen infected with Ebola arrived in Lagos after flying from Liberia via Togo on 20 July.

Several cases of suspected Ebola have been reported in Ghana since the outbreak in March but they all proved negative after tests. The Government of Ghana says it has put in place measures to contain the disease if it breaks in the country. It recently said screening measures were being tightened at the country’s various borders to ensure the virus is not imported into the world’s second-largest cocoa producer.

The man came down with a fever while in Burkina Faso and was taken to a hospital for treatment in that country but saw no improvement in his condition. His relatives then decided to transport him across the common border between Burkina Faso and Ghana’s Upper East region, for proper care. But he died on the way. His body has been taken back to a town called Sankanduri in Burkina Faso for burial.

If tests by NMIMR prove positive, then the relatives of the deceased, as well as the Medical staff that attended to the patient, both in Burkina Faso and Ghana, may have also been exposed to the virus, which the World Health Organization has described as the fastest spreading “worst ever” epidemic of its kind and necessitating a declaration of an international health emergency.

“The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters on a telephone briefing from her Geneva headquarters.

The U.N. agency referred to the outbreak as “particularly serious” and said all states where the virus is having a toll on citizens and spreading from one person to another should declare a national emergency.

“The declaration … will galvanise the attention of leaders of all countries at the top level. It cannot be done by the ministries of health alone,” Chan said.

In compliance, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia, have all declared a national emergency over the outbreak.

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with fluids of an infected person, and also through the consumption of bush meat – apes, antelopes and bats – delicacies in some West African countries. The sale of bush meat in Ghana has been affected by the outbreak.

http://accrareport.com/news/ghana-may-n ... -of-ebola/

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