Reports About Ivory Coast’s First Ebola Virus Infection In 25 Years Sparks Worry Among Ghanaians

A worried person. Photo credit: (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Just like many other citizens of the world, Ghanaians are living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March 2020, a lot of Ghanaians have been living in fear of COVID-19.

At this very moment, the country does not have a firm grip over the pandemic as cases continue to rise.

Tomorrow, the government is going to start administering more than 177,000 Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines procured through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) initiative.

Prof Oduro, former Legon Vice Chancellor, taking the vaccine. Photo credit: UG.GH

However, there are millions of Ghanaians who have not been vaccinated and are still at risk of catching the virus.

Now another virus beckons.

It has been reported that Ivory Coast has recorded one case of Ebola.

Since it’s a neighbouring country and with knowledge of how deadly the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was, Some Ghanaians have been worried.

The 2013–2016 outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), was mainly in West Africa. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were among the hardest-hit countries.  Though there were only 28,646 recorded cases, 11,323 people died from the virus.

However, thanks to medical advances, there is an improved Ebola treatment available and there is also a vaccine available to be deployed in case of an outbreak.

The vaccine has already been administered to people living in Sierra Leone and Guinea.


Click on the comment box below and leave us your thoughts. Thank you


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here