News coming in indicates that, Ghana has recorded its first case of Ebola in the Northern Region.
According to 3news.com, this was made known by Northern Regional Health Directorate. The case was reported at the Tamale West Hospital and the patient has been isolated, receiving treatment.
This was made known by the Disease Control Officer, Fuseini Mahama. The virus is spread by close personal contact with infected people and it kills between 25% and 90% of victims.
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Ebola causes severe bleeding, organ failure and can lead to death. Initial symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain and chills. Later, a person may experience internal bleeding resulting in vomiting or coughing blood.