ACCRA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Health authorities in Ghana issued an alert on cholera here on Friday following the confirmation of cholera cases at Aflao, in the Ketu-South Municipality, on the country's southeastern border with Togo.
A directive issued by Badu-Sarkodie, director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, said the two confirmed cases were imported from Nigeria.
The two Ghanaian traders had travelled to Lagos, Nigeria, to buy goods for sale in Ghana. They were found to show symptoms of cholera (vomiting and loose diarrhea) at the Aflao border post, and tests proved they were indeed suffering from cholera.
Both responded well to treatment and have been discharged.
Four others who were on the same vehicle with the two infected had also been treated as "contacts" but were discharged after four days without any symptoms.