Health officials in Techiman town in Ghana in West Africa are reporting the death of a 23-year-old pregnant woman from rabies.
Techiman Municipal Director of Health Services, Dr. Fosuhene Kusi reports the case was pregnant woman, 5 months into her pregnancy, who was bitten by a dog in Tanoso.
“The victim, after the dog bite, failed to report early to the hospital and only visited the hospital after exhibiting some symptoms suspected to be rabies. She started behaving aggressively and showing symptoms of photophobia but that was quite too late,” he said.
Dr. Fosuhene said this is the third rabies case in the Techiman Municipality this year. Earlier this year, two children were killed by rabies.
He added that “the situation could have been under control if the victim had reported earlier to the health facility because we have rabies antibodies that could have helped save her life”.
CDC updates ‘Polio in Africa’ travel notice
Monkeypox: DRC reports 600+ cases in past six weeks
Kenya: More than 1,200 dengue fever cases reported in Mombasa County
South Africa: C.1.2 has been detected in all provinces at relatively low frequency
Nigeria: H5N1 bird flu outbreak confirmed in Delta state,164,473 birds affected