Ghana tops the list of countries at risk of recording an Ebola outbreak, a research has revealed.
The research conducted by the Northeastern University, USA says countries with the largest probability of seeing the arrival of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) cases before the end of October 2014, are Ghana, United States, France, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.
The report was compiled before Senegal, Nigeria and the United States of America (USA) recorded any case and was published on October 6, 2014.
A research by Oxford University in the United Kingdom had earlier revealed that Ghana and 14 other countries in Africa are at risk of animal-to-human transmission of Ebola by virtue of their geography.
Other countries stated in the report are the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Belgium, Mali, Gambia, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Lebanon and Germany.
According to the report, the short-term projection for the international spread of the EVD shows a small probability for countries outside Africa, with the exception of a few European countries.
It said the probability of international spread would have increased, particularly, in Europe and the Americas, if the Nigerian outbreak was not contained.