Ghana has recorded five cases of monkeypox in the Eastern, Western and Greater Accra regions.
This was confirmed by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, at a press briefing on Wednesday, June 8.
The Ghana Health Service according to the minister is putting measures to prevent the spread.
Monkeypox symptoms often include fever and rash, but the infection is usually mild.
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe and experts say chances of infection are low.
It occurs mainly in remote parts of central and west African countries, near tropical rainforests.
In those regions, there have been over 1,200 cases of monkeypox since the start of the year.
There are two main strains of the virus, from West Africa and Central Africa.
The milder strain is from West Africa, which is now circulating in other parts of the world.
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