Health News of Monday, 7 July 2014


Test for Ebola in Ghana proves negative

Reports indicate that test results for the suspected deadly Ebola virus undertaken by the Nugochi Memorial Research Institute have proved negative.

An American (name withheld) who had previously visited two countries severely affected by the disease, Guinea and Sierra Leone, arrived in Ghana with a fever on Sunday.

According to sources at the Ghana Health Service, the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute completed its investigations on Monday.

The American, the doctor who treated him and two other nurses were also said to have been quarantined till the tests were completed.

The Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health are expected to announce the results soon.