Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 2:25 pm
By Michaeleen Doucleff
Credit B. Sensasi / Courtesy of WHO
The Ebola outbreak in Uganda, which started two months ago, has come to a close.
"The Ministry of Health [of Uganda] has been very prudent of declaring the outbreak over," Gregory Hartl, a World Health Organization spokesman, tells Shots. The last case was detected over 42 days ago — or twice the incubation period for the hemorrhagic fever — so new infections are highly unlikely.