Uganda MOH: ‘Ebola outbreak is coming under control’, Latest tally is 65 cases and 27 deaths
news desk Laugh
The Ugandan Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance said in a press release today that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has brought the Ebola epidemic under control.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported another case of Ebola and two new deaths. This brings the cumulative total to 65 and 27, respectively.
WHO says ongoing response activities have continued to yield impressive results
The results are particularly in terms of alert detection and contact tracing. For example, the call follow-up rate has been kept above 90% over recent days. However, the risk of the disease spreading to other regions and regions of the country remains very high, as high-risk contacts have been identified in other regions including the capital city of Kampala.
Ebola disease caused by the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sudan (called Sudan Virus Disease, SVD) has entered its fourth week in Uganda, since it was confirmed in a 24-year-old patient in Madodo Sub-District, Mubindi County on 19 September 2022.
This is the fifth Ebola outbreak caused by the Sudan virus in Uganda since 2000.