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Uganda to host Tourism Expo in November 2014

Tuesday, 28th October 2014

Tourism, Wildlifeand Antiquities minister, Maria Mutagamba and the Uganda Tourism Board have assured the world that Uganda is Ebola and Marburg free.

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Addressing a news conference in Kampala on Tuesday 28th 2014, Ms. Mutagamba announced Uganda's participation at the World Travel Market. She added that Uganda will also, starting in November 11th, 2014;host two international events-Africa Travel Association (ATA) Congress and the Uganda International Tourism Expo.

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This development comes after Ugandan health officials said last week that all suspected cases of the Ebola-like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released.

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A 30-year-old medical technician died from Marburg on September 28, 11 days after falling ill in a Kampala hospital where he worked.

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However, Uganda has passed more than 21 days since the last confirmed infection- that of the hospital worker who died.

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Source: Adapted from the New Vision

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