As West Africa battles with an outbreak of the deadly ebola virus, a man identified as a US citizen is reported to be undergoing testing for the virus in Ghana. The outbreak has hit countries like Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia but there has been no confirmed cases yet in Ghana.
The man who was believed to have visited Guinea and Sierra Leone in recent weeks has been quarantined at the Nyaho Clinic, a private health facility in the capital, Accra, health officials say.
Ghana’s health ministry says it has put in place “precautionary measures” and advise citizens to stay calm.
Staff at the clinic has also reportedly been quarantined and provided with protective clothing.
The virus has so far killed more than 460 people since it broke out in Guinea in February and spread within the subregion.
It is the world’s deadliest outbreak to date of the fatal disease which so far has no known cure.
Meanwhile the US embassy in Accra told the press it had been informed of a suspected case of the disease involving its citizen but would not give any more details.
Health Ministers from some African countries ended a summit in Accra recently to figure out ways to deal with the deadly outbreak