Outbreak Brief 4: Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Uganda

19 October 2022

Outbreak update: Since the last brief (11 October 2022), six new confirmed cases and five deaths were reported from Uganda. This is a 40% decrease in the number of confirmed cases reported compared to last brief.
Cumulatively, 60 confirmed cases and 24 confirmed deaths were reported from five health districts: Mubende (49 cases; 21 deaths), Kassanda (6; 1), Kyegegwa (3; 1), Kagadi (1; 1) and Bunyangabu (1; 0) districts. A total of 24 recoveries have been registered.
Prior to the initial confirmation of EVD in Uganda, 20 probable deaths from Mubende (19) and Kassanda (1) districts were identified during an investigation launched after the initial cases were confirmed and have since been determined to be part of this outbreak; these probable cases/deaths are not included in the totals being reported in this brief.
Genetic sequencing conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) found the Mubende Sudan Ebola virus genome is 99.6% complete and most closely related to the strain last identified during the 2011 Ebola Sudan outbreak in Luwero district.