Monday, February 25, 2008

End of Ebola in Uganda!

On Feb. 20, the ministry of health in Uganda declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in Bundibugyo. The last person to be infected by the virus was discharged on 8 Jan 2008. This is more than double the maximum incubation period (42 days) for Ebola.

A national task force coordinated the response to this outbreak, comprising MoH, WHO and other international partners in the field. These forces set up an active surveillance system for the detection of cases and follow-up of their contacts.



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