UNICEF Uganda Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) update

UNICEF immediate response to EVD - October update

An Ebola sensitization poster is seen at the entrance of a traditional healers shrine


Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) declared the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - Sudan strain outbreak on September 20, 2022, following a positive test result for one adult male in Mubende district. The case was locally developed, not imported. Onset date for the outbreak is 1st September 2022.

•EVD infections have so far been confirmed in five districts of Kagadi, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kassanda and Bunyangabu.
• The epicentre continues to be Mubende district with 36 confirmed cases.
• An additional 16 districts1 are at high risk whereas the rest of the districts2 in Uganda are categorized as moderate risk.
• Surveillance teams from MoH have been deployed in all at risk districts.
• There is currently one operational Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) at Mubende RRH and a specialized facility to handle health worker cases at Jmedic facility in Fort
Portal district3.

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