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Thursday January 12nd, 2023 day edition

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The Ugandan government has declared an end to its Ebola outbreak, less than four months after cases were first reported.

“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 on Wednesday.

“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 of the virus was one of the worst Uganda has experienced in two decades.

The outbreak began in Mubende district in central Uganda and spread to neighbouring Kassanda.

“Lessons learned and the systems put in place for this outbreak will protect Ugandans and others in the years ahead.”.

This is the first outbreak of the Sudan strain of Ebola in Uganda since 2012. »

People in Alabama can be prosecuted for taking abortion pills, state attorney general says

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People in Alabama who use abortion pills to end pregnancies can be prosecuted by the state, even if those pills were prescribed remotely from somewhere else in the country, said state Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Alabama is among 18 states that have issued new abortion restrictions since the Supreme Court's decision to reverse Roe V. Wade.

While the state's ban on abortion — which targets providers — says people who have an abortion cannot be held criminally liable, Marshall suggested the state could instead prosecute under a 2006 law. »

Kevin McCarthy on George Santos: Well, Is There a Charge Against Him?

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In a vacuum, such amounts of rain may superficially sound like a welcome interruption in a region blighted by drought.

After all, the massive rainfall is part of what are known as “atmospheric rivers,” systems operating as rivers in the sky, which provide the region with much-needed water.

But outside of the vacuum, this series is dropping too much precipitation too quickly. »