Ghana Health Service announced this week the end of the Lassa fever outbreak which began in February.
On Friday, 24 February 2023, the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate was notified of two confirmed cases of Lassa fever at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. No new case has been recorded since the 1st of March, 2023. A total of 27 confirmed cases of Lassa fever and one death (CFR: 3 %) were reported.
The maximum follow-up period of 42 days has elapsed since the last confirmed case of Lassa fever was discharged on March 10. The Ghana Health Service declared the end of the outbreak in line with the WHO-recommended mandatory 42 days post-surveillance countdown period from when the last case was discharged.