The Ugandan government has declared an end to its Ebola outbreak, with no new infections in more than 42 days. “Uganda put a swift end to the Ebola outbreak by ramping up key control measures such as surveillance, contact tracing and infection prevention and control,” said health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero. “The magic bullet has been our communities who understood the importance of doing what was needed to end the outbreak, and took action.” The latest outbreak of the Sudan strain was one of the worst Uganda has experienced in two decades; 56 people died. There is currently no vaccine against the strain, although trials for such a vaccine are underway.

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