Uganda Ebola outbreak: Eight districts reporting cases


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in Follow up on the outbreak Ebola disease because of Sudan Ebola virus (SUDV) In Uganda, since the outbreak was announced on 20 September until today, a total of 136 confirmed cases and 54 confirmed deaths (CFR 39.7%) have been reported.

18 cases have been reported in health care workers, including seven deaths.

Eight provinces have reported cases – Pungyangabo, Kagadi, Kampala, Kasanda, Kijigua, Masaka (the most recent), Wakiso, and the worst affected area, Mubindi.

On November 1, 2022, Who is the The risk assessment for this event revised from high to very high at the national level, and from low to high at the regional level, while the risks remained low at the global level.

The high risk estimated at the national level is based on a combination of several factors including the lack of licensed medical countermeasures; late detection of SUV outbreaks and their spread to multiple regions (including major cities such as Kampala, which has a population of over four million people and travel links to several neighboring countries); Large number of commuting residents with reports of some high-risk contacts and symptomatic cases traveling between areas using public transportation; Despite great efforts to investigate cases, there is a possibility that some contacts may have been lost; Challenges reported with community participation in affected areas; Several cases were presented in various health facilities with suboptimal infection prevention and control (IPC) practices.

The current outbreak is the first outbreak Sudan Ebola virus In Uganda since 2012. Uganda has developed an increased capacity to respond to the Ebola outbreak over recent years and has local capacity mobilized and organized with available resources to provide a robust response, but the system could be cumbersome if the number of cases continues to rise and the outbreak spreads to other densely populated areas , as the country responds simultaneously to multiple emergencies including the outbreak of anthrax, COVID-19, Hemorrhagic fever in the Crimea and the CongoAnd the rift valley fever And the yellow feveras well as the prevailing food insecurity.

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