Uganda Ebola Outbreak, September 2022
On January 11, 2023, Uganda’s Ministry of Health declared the end of the Ebola outbreak (Sudan virus) that started in Mubende District and spread to other regions of the country. Visit the Ebola Outbreak section for information on past Ebola outbreaks.
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 marked the sixth Ebola outbreak in Uganda. Five of the six were caused by the species Sudan ebolavirus.
The outbreak spread to nine districts in Uganda (Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kassanda, Kagadi, Bunyangabu, Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka City, Jinja). Rapid Response Teams were deployed to support outbreak response activities, including investigation of unexplained deaths and contact tracing. CDC provided support in surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory, communication, and ecological investigations. The outbreak was declared over on January 11, 2023.
Uganda Ebola Outbreak 2022
Affected Areas (Data as of January 4, 2023)