Outbreak Brief 7: Sudan Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Uganda

9 November 2022

Outbreak update: Since the last brief (3 November 2022), six new confirmed cases and 10 new confirmed deaths (case fatality rate [CFR]: 60%) of Sudan Ebola Virus Disease (SVD) were reported from Uganda. This is a 71% decrease in the number of confirmed cases and a 16% decrease in the number of new deaths reported compared to last brief.
Cumulatively, 136 confirmed cases and 53 confirmed deaths (CFR: 38.9%) were reported from seven health districts1: Bunyangabu (1 cases; 0 deaths), Kagadi (1; 1), Kampala (18; 3), Kassanda (41; 17), Kyegegwa (4; 1), Mubende (65; 29), and Wakiso (2; 0). A total of 62 recoveries have been registered. Healthcare workers account for 13.6% (18) of the cases and 13.7% (7) of all deaths (CFR: 38.8%).
Note: Prior to the initial confirmation of SVD in Uganda, 20 probable deaths from Mubende (19) and Kassanda (1) districts were identified during epidemiological investigations launched after the initial cases were confirmed and are determined to be part of this outbreak; these probable cases/deaths are not included in the totals being reported in this brief. An additional probable death was identified from Kassanda district on 8 October 2022 and is not included in the total death count.