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Disregard research; Ghana ready for Ebola – Health Minister

The government of Ghana has rejected a research by the Northeastern University in the United States of America (USA) which stated that Ghana will record its first case of Ebola by the end of October 2014.
According to the research, which was undertaken before Senegal, Nigeria and the United States of America (USA) recorded any case of the disease and published on October 6, 2014, Ghana tops the list of countries most at risk of the deadly disease.

However, The Minister for Health, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman Mensah, while touring the facilities at the Kotoka International Airport, questioned the University’s findings, insisting that they were satisfied with the measures that had been put in place to prevent an outbreak in the country.
“I don’t know how they came by that date [October 31] or how they did their analysis. But I want to assure you that in Ghana we have Ebola preparedness and a response plan underpinned by a three-pronged strategy; public education, screening and effective case management. We are satisfied with what we have seen,” he said.