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The Uganda Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance reported in a press release today that the Ministry of Health (MOH) that the Ebola epidemic is coming under control.

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On Thursday, MOH reported on additional Ebola case and two new deaths. This brings the cumulative totals to 65 and 27, respectively.

The World Health Organization says ongoing response activities have continued to yield tremendous
results especially around alert detection and contact tracing. For instance, the contact follow-up rate has been maintained above 90% over recent days. However, the risk of disease spread to other Districts and Regions of the country remains very high, as high-risk contacts have been identified in other areas including Kampala Capital city.

The Ebola disease caused by Sudan ebolavirus (named Sudan virus disease, SVD) outbreak has entered its fourth week in Uganda, since confirmation in a 24-year patient in Madudu SubCounty of Mubende District on 19 September 2022.

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This is the fifth outbreak of Ebola caused by Sudan virus in Uganda since 2000.