The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said no case of Monkeypox has been recorded in the Western Region of Ghana.

According to a statement by the GHS, reports purporting to be Ghana’s first case of Monkeypox should be disregarded.

Over 200 cases of moneypox have been detected worldwide.

The cases are fast spreading across non-endemic areas including Europe and America.

Monkeypox is caused by a larger group of viruses known as the Orthopoxviruses Smallpox.

Vaccinations against smallpox provide protection against monkeypox, however mass vaccinations against Smallpox were discontinued in 1980 after the WHO said it had been eradicated.


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