The news has raised hopes that the epidemic, which has affected 142 people and killed 56, will end soon.
Uganda has discharged its last Ebola patient from hospital, a health official has said, giving hope that the epidemic that has killed at least 56 people will soon end.
Officials first confirmed the outbreak in September and said it was the Sudanese version of the virus, which kills 40 to 60 percent of those infected and those without a proven vaccine.
“I am happy to announce that we have released a former Ebola patient,” Diana Atwine, the head of the Ministry of Health, tweeted on Friday. “God has seen us through this plague.”
He said doctors will continue to monitor people who have been in contact with infected patients until they have recovered for 21 days. He did not say when the last case was confirmed.
In October, the government imposed travel restrictions, curfews and closed places of worship and entertainment to try to contain the spread of the virus in central Uganda, but several cases have since surfaced in the capital and eastern parts of the country.
In late November, President Yoweri Museveni extended the 21-day quarantine imposed in two states where the outbreak began. The decision was made a few days after Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said there was a decrease in the number of recorded cases.
Ebola causes vomiting, bleeding and diarrhea and is spread through contact with the bodily fluids of infected people.
The virus sometimes lives in the eyes, central nervous system and body fluids of survivors and erupts years later.
Uganda has recorded 142 people who have contracted the disease in the recent past.
The World Health Organization says a country must go 42 days – twice as long – after its last confirmed Ebola-free case.