Suspected Ebola case being tested at Accra clinic

A US citizen has been quarantined and is being tested for the Ebola virus at Nyaho Clinic in Accra.

The man is believed to have visited Guinea and Sierra Leone in recent weeks and was said to be suffering from a fever.

The virus has so far killed more than 460 people since it broke out in Guinea in February and spread to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

It is the world’s deadliest outbreak to date and there is no cure for Ebola.

The Ministry of Health’s Public Relations Officer, Tony Goodman, said in a statement: “The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general public that the suspected fever case recorded at the Nyaho Clinic has not been confirmed yet by Noguchi Memorial Research Centre.

“Meanwhile the Ministry has put in place every precautionary measures at that clinic include additional support of Public Health staff from the Ministry, directive to quarantine patient and clinical staff, supply of protective gowns for staff of that hospital

“The Ministry has also directed that the case remain at that clinic and retreated until otherwise whilst we wait for the laboratory result from the Noguchi Memorial Research Centre.

“We expect the general public to remain calm as we wait for the result from the blood sample taken for test

“We will like to assure the general public that we have everything under control.”