Uganda declares end of Ebola outbreak

January 11, 2023 08:10 PM AEDT | By Reuters
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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda on Wednesday declared the end of a nearly four-month Ebola outbreak that it briefly struggled to contain but was then able to swiftly bring under control despite the absence of a proven vaccine against the viral strain in question.

Wednesday's declaration followed Uganda's completion of 42 days with no active cases, which represents two full incubation periods of the virus.

    "We have successfully controlled the spread of Ebola in Uganda," Jane Ruth Aceng, the health minister, said during a ceremony to mark the outbreak's end.

(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Alexander Winning)


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