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Uganda Declares End Of Ebola Outbreak

“Uganda is now free from Ebola, the Health Ministry said, two months after an outbreak of the deadly virus killed at least 16 people,” Reuters reports. “‘The Ministry of Health has … officially declared an end of the Ebola outbreak that broke out in Kibaale district in July. This follows completion of the 42 days of the post-Ebola surveillance countdown period which is a prerequisite of the World Health Organization,’ it said in a statement late on Thursday,” the news service writes. “Uganda has suffered several Ebola outbreaks before, the biggest in 2000, when 425 people were infected by the virus and more than half of them died,” Reuters notes (Biryabarema, 10/5).

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