Uganda expected to be declared Ebola free on Wednesday

Kampala – Uganda is expected to be declared Ebola-free on Wednesday, January 11,2023 if no new case is registered by then. This is according to a media advisory issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.

“If no new cases of Sudan ebolavirus are detected, Uganda’s Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, and partners, will host an event to declare the end of the Ebola outbreak on 11 January at the Mayor’s Gardens in Mubende district, Uganda,” it said

This event comes less than four months after the first case was confirmed in Mubende before it spread to other eight districts. These include Kassanda, Kagadi, Kyegegwa, Bunyangabu, Kampala, Masaka, Wakiso and Jinja.

The World Health Organization says for a country to be declared Ebola-free, it should spend 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) without any new cases reported.

As of November 30, 2022, Uganda had registered 142 confirmed Ebola cases, 56 death, and 86 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health.

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