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GAR records 2 suspected measles and rubella cases

BY: Esther Lamiokor Mills
Picture credit: Shutterstock
Picture credit: Shutterstock

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that two suspected cases of rubella and measles have been recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

According to a health alert issued by the Director of University Health Services at the University of Ghana, Dr Mark Frimpong, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed a surge in suspected cases of the diseases.

Dr Mark Frimpong urges the staff and students of the University of Ghana to be on the lookout for suspected cases of measles and rubella.

Dr Frimpong also entreated the university community to refer suspected cases to the University Hospital or the nearest health facility "for appropriate care and management".

The alert lists symptoms for measles as; dry cough, running nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis), Kopliks' spots, and skin rash.

For rubella, symptoms given included sore throat, fever, headache, conjunctivitis, swollen lymph in the neck and cough.