By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on the suspected yellow fever cases/deaths in Ghana, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported  a total of 42 suspected cases of yellow fever (YF) from October 15 to November 3.

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The cases are mostly reported among nomadic settlers from 14 communities in two districts (West Gonja and North Gonja) in Savannah Region, northwest Ghana (bordering Côte d’Ivoire).

Eleven out of the 42 suspected cases, including all the three PCR positive cases died, case fatality rate (CFR) 36%. Three blood samples collected from suspected cases tested YF PCR positive at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and six additional samples tested YF IgM positive by ELISA at the National Public Health and Reference Laboratory.

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