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Research Article

Hospital-Based Surveillance for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Hepatitides in Ghana

  • Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney,

    Affiliations: Virology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Mubarak Osei-Kwasi,

    Affiliation: Virology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

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  • Theophilus Korku Adiku,

    Affiliation: University of Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu, Ghana

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  • Jacob Samson Barnor,

    Affiliation: Virology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

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  • Robert Amesiya,

    Affiliation: St. Theresa's Hospital, Nandom, Ghana

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  • Chrysantus Kubio,

    Affiliation: West Gonja Hospital, Damongo, Ghana

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  • Lawson Ahadzie,

    Affiliation: Disease Surveillance Department, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

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  • Stephan Ölschläger,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Michaela Lelke,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Beate Becker-Ziaja,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Meike Pahlmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Stephan Günther mail

    guenther@bni.uni-hamburg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Published: September 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002435

About the Authors

Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney, Mubarak Osei-Kwasi, Jacob Samson Barnor
Virology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney, Stephan Ölschläger, Michaela Lelke, Beate Becker-Ziaja, Meike Pahlmann, Stephan Günther
Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
Theophilus Korku Adiku
University of Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu, Ghana
Robert Amesiya
St. Theresa's Hospital, Nandom, Ghana
Chrysantus Kubio
West Gonja Hospital, Damongo, Ghana
Lawson Ahadzie
Disease Surveillance Department, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

Corresponding Author

Email: guenther@bni.uni-hamburg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MOK SG. Performed the experiments: JHKB MOK JSB RA CK BBZ MP. Analyzed the data: JHKB MOK JSB SÖ ML MP SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TKA LA. Wrote the paper: JHKB SG.