Mysterious infection causes fatal bleeding in Ghanaians
Strange disease struck people Ashanti Region in Ghana. According to official figures, distributed by the Ministry of Health, at the beginning of this week recorded two deaths, according to Xinhua. Perhaps, the infection is transmitted to humans from infected rodents.
There are reports that about two months ago, 19-year-old man sought help from doctors with symptoms of malaria. Antimalarial therapy has not worked. Suddenly, the patient began bleeding from the nose, mouth, ears, anus, provoking immediate death.
Department of Public Health Director Dr. Joseph Amankva told that the disease so far identified as viral hemorrhagic fever Lassa. This disease is usually difficult runs, often leading to death.
Fevers marked the defeat of the respiratory system, kidneys, central nervous system bleeding. In this case, according to Joseph Amankva, symptoms similar to malaria, and patients are dying from heavy bleeding.
Officials gather to send a group of experts to the affected area in order to find out what the real situation and what to do in this situation. Also carried out active cooperation with the World Health Organization in the hope of obtaining more detailed information about the infection. According to a local radio station Joy.fm, with a similar disease Ghana faces the first time.