Uganda Ebola Outbreak, September 2022

Overview

On September 20, 2022, the Ugandan Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of Ebola (Sudan virus) in Mubende District, in western Uganda. This announcement came after a patient with a suspected viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) was identified and isolated at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital. A sample from the patient was sent to the VHF laboratory at the Uganda Virus Research Institute, where Ebola (Sudan strain) was confirmed. This marks the sixth Ebola outbreak in Uganda. Five of the six have been caused by the species Sudan ebolavirus.

Outbreaks have been reported in 9 districts (Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kassanda, Kagadi, Bunyangabu, Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka City, Jinja). Rapid Response Teams were deployed to support outbreak response activities, including investigation of the unexplained deaths and contact tracing. CDC is providing support in surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory, communication, and ecological investigations.

Uganda Ebola Outbreak 2022

Affected Areas (Data as of December 7, 2022)

Map showing the Uganda EVD Outbreak from 9-20-22 in the Kyegegwa and Mubende Districts