Ebola Outbreak Coming under Control in Uganda

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By Kenneth Enadeghe

Authoritative reports have it that the Ebola outbreak in Uganda is coming under control as announced by Africa’s top public health body on Thursday.

According to Africa Centre for Disease Control, CDC, it had been 39 days since the last confirmed case of the virus had been reported in the country.

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This is as the Centre’s Acting Director, Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, told a briefing that if no new cases were reported in Uganda by Jan. 10 then the outbreak would be over.

In the meantime, officials first confirmed the outbreak of Ebola in September and said it was the Sudan strain of the disease, for which there is no proven vaccine.

Outlandishly,the Ebola outbreak took around 70 days to control with 142 confirmed cases and 55 deaths so far.

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