Ebola virus disease outbreak in Uganda

Situation update as of 22 November 2022

On 22 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.  

As of 22 November 2022, 141 confirmed cases of EVD caused by Sudan ebolavirus including 55 deaths have been reported. An additional 22 probable cases died before samples were obtained for confirmation. No new cases have been reported in week 47. There have been 79 recoveries among the confirmed cases. At least 19 healthcare workers have been infected and seven died.

The districts currently affected are Jinja, Kampala, Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Masaka, Mubende and Wakiso.

Bunyangabu and Kagadi have not reported any cases since 21 and 24 September 2022, respectively, and as two incubation cycles of the virus have been completed, the districts have been removed from the list. 

Overall, the current risk for citizens within the EU/EEA is considered very low, while the risk for EU/EEA citizens living or travelling in the affected areas in Uganda is considered low.

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Confirmed cases:
141
Deaths:
55
Districts reporting cases:
Jinja, Kampala, Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Masaka, Mubende and Wakiso.