The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is warning its regional directorates about a possible entry into Ghana of the deadly Marburg Virus Disease.
The deadly virus recently killed a patient in neighbouring Guinea.
The GHS wants health facilities across the country to initiate preparedness and response plans for the virus.
The extremely dangerous Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the Filoviridae family of viruses and a member of the species Marburg marburgvirus, genus Marburgvirus.
Marburg virus causes Marburg virus disease in humans and other primates, a form of viral hemorrhagic fever.