Uganda ends 42-day countdown to be declared Ebola-free

Uganda ends 42-day countdown to be declared Ebola-free

Ruth Aceng in a tweet on Tuesday praised the public for their vigilance in helping to end the Ebola Sudan virus outbreak, which was first reported in the country on September 20, 2022.

“Today, January 10, 2023, marks 42 days since we started the countdown to Uganda without Ebola,” Aceng said.

The WHO says if a country is declared Ebola-free, it must go 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) with no new cases reported, Xinhua news agency reported.

An official event to declare the country free of Ebola in the Central Region district of Mubende, the epicenter of the outbreak, is scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry.

Health Ministry figures released on November 30 show that the country had recorded 142 confirmed cases, 56 deaths and 86 recovered.

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