Bono Region records two more Monkeypox cases bringing the total in the region to five.

Two more Monkeypox cases have been recorded in the Bono Region, increasing the number of cases in the region to five.

The Ghana Health Service is still monitoring the cases in districts that have recorded the Monkepox cases so far.

Deputy Director in charge of Public Health in the Bono Region, Dr Prince Quarshie, said five cases were detected from 14 suspected cases in six districts in the region.

He said “The advice that I have for the inhabitants of the Bono Region is that monkeypox is with us. You don’t have to travel outside the Bono Region to get the disease. We still have to take the safety precautions seriously.”

World Health Officers said more than 50,000 monkeypox cases have been recorded in the global outbreak.

The World Health Organization’s dashboard listed 50,496 cases and 16 deaths as reported this year to the U.N. agency, which declared the outbreak a global public health emergency in July.

The disease causes fever, muscular aches and large boil-like skin lesions.

Transmission is said to be slowing in the virus hotspots of Europe and the United States.

Nigeria has reported four deaths to the WHO, Ghana three, Spain and the Central African Republic two each, while Brazil, Belgium, Ecuador, India and Cuba have each reported one fatality.