CDC in Uganda
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- Plague draws attention amid concern that it might be deployed by terrorists WP
- The Hunt for Ebola Smithsonian.com
- CDC issues travel notice for Uganda due to arburg outbreak examiner.com
- Ebola outbreak tests local surveillance: Ugandan laboratory helps to minimize number of cases. Nature News
- Ebola Virus in Uganda: At Least 17 Dead ABC News
- Ugandan officials, international experts tackle Ebola outbreak that's killed 14 CNN
- The syndrome stealing Uganda and South Sudan's children BBC
- Uganda Nodding Syndrome Devastates Region Huffingtonpost
- Uganda government squabbles while children die of mysterious disease The Washington Times
- Coordinated Campaign Against Nodding Syndrome in Uganda
- Improving Blood Safety in Uganda
- Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Global Laboratory Systems
- Global Health Initiative Executive Director Opens CDC-Supported Uganda Blood Transfusion Service Headquarters
CDC Responds to Nodding Disease in Uganda
CDC was among the many agencies and partners invited by the Uganda Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to participate in an event on October 4 in Kibaale District at which the recent Ebola outbreak was officially declared to be over. CDC was thanked for its support to the months-long effort and received a Certificate of Recognition acknowledging its important role in the effort.
On July 28, the Uganda Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Sudan ebolavirus) in Kibaale. CDC-Uganda and CDC headquarters were part of the outbreak response from the very start—supporting the government of Uganda through laboratory testing at CDC’s dedicated Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) laboratory in Entebbe, contact tracing of all those who may have had contact with suspect or confirmed cases, providing critical supplies, and more. By the end of the outbreak on October 4, a total of 24 cases were identified with 17 deaths.
During this same period, CDC’s VHF laboratory in Uganda confirmed a Bundibugyo ebolavirus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CDC’s Uganda office provided support to the response through laboratory testing and coordination and movement of laboratory equipment, supplies, staff, and samples. The DRC Ministry of Health also sent a laboratory specialist to CDC’s Uganda office for training on Bundibugyo ebolavirus serology assays.
CDC Connects Story Manager: Kathy Nellis Chastney.