Health: Ghana confirms first death from monkeypox

Sudan: authorities confirm presence of monkeypox in the country

Sudan’s Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed the presence of monkeypox in the country after a patient tested positive for the virus.

The patient is a 16-year-old student from West Darfur state, the country’s health ministry said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) last week declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency.

There are more than 21,000 cases worldwide so far, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The disease usually manifests with fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and rashes on the hands and face, like chicken pox.

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