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Uganda Declares End to Ebola Outbreak

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Uganda has declared the end of a nearly four-month Ebola outbreak it struggled briefly to contain.

Health Minister, Jane Aceng, said the country has successfully controlled the spread of Ebola in Uganda.

Aceng revealed that the outbreak killed 55 of the 143 people infected since September, adding that six of the people who died were health workers.

African health authorities have made concerted efforts to boost readiness to respond to Ebola after a devastating outbreak of the Zaire strain of the disease in West Africa between 2014 and 2016 that killed 11,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Written by: Helen Obih

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