Uganda Crosses Fingers To Win over Ebola Virus

Uganda seeks to  declare an end to an Ebola virus outbreak that emerged late last year and claimed the lives of at least 56 people.

If no new case is reported by Tuesday, the health ministry said it would formally announce the end of the outbreak on Wednesday.

According to the World Health Organization, an outbreak of the disease ends when there are no new cases for 42 consecutive days — twice the incubation period of Ebola.

Emmanuel Ainebyona, Ministry of Health spokesperson, said the country had recorded 36 consecutive days in which no case was detected.

“In accordance with WHO recommendations, the acute phase of an Ebola outbreak is considered over when no confirmed or probable cases are detected and the last confirmed case is discharged from the treatment unit for a period of 42 days,” he said.

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