Ebola virus disease outbreak in Uganda

Situation update as of 11 January 2023

The fifth outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) due to Sudan ebolavirus in Uganda was declared over on 11 January 2023.

On 20 September 2022, the Ministry of Health in Uganda, together with the World Health Organization - Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), confirmed an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) due to Sudan ebolavirus in Mubende District, Uganda.

Overall, 142 confirmed cases of EVD caused by Sudan ebolavirus including 55 deaths were reported. An additional 22 probable cases died before samples could be obtained for confirmation. There were 87 recoveries among the confirmed cases. At least 19 healthcare workers were infected of whom seven died.

Overall, nine Ugandan districts were affected by this outbreak: Bunyangabu, Jinja, Kagadi, Kampala, Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Masaka, Mubende, and Wakiso.

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