Making Plague a Disease of the Past in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
NCEZID scientists teamed up with the Uganda Virus Research Institute and its Arua Field Station to strengthen the prevention, detection, and control of plague in Uganda. Plague is a rare but fatal infection found throughout much of the world, including northwestern Uganda and neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Arua Field Station staff have been instrumental in engaging with communities, health care workers, and traditional healers to promote the early detection of plague. They also perform reference diagnostics, use animal-based surveillance to detect plague in rodents, and collaborate on research with NCEZID.