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Ghana Health Service considers bushmeat ban

The Head of Disease Control and Prevention Department of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Akwasi Kyei-Faried, has disclosed that Ghana has not ruled out the possibility of a blanket ban on the buying and selling of local delicacy bush meat as a means of curtailing the spread of the disease.
Advice given by international health authorities is that people should avoid eating or touching fresh bushmeat, as they could be infected with the Ebola virus, and it is one of the known means of transmission.
Ebola was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976 and has since then affected countries further east, including Uganda and Sudan and other Central African states.
Its outbreak in West Africa started from Nzerekore, a remote area of south-eastern Guinea and has gradually spread to the capital, Conakry and neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.
 Credit: Peacefm

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