Outbreak Brief 8: Sudan Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Uganda

16 November 2022

Outbreak update: Since the last brief (9 November 2022), five new confirmed cases and two new confirmed deaths (case fatality rate [CFR]: 40%) of Sudan Ebola Virus Disease (SVD) were reported from Uganda. This is a 16% decrease in the number of confirmed cases and an 80% decrease in the number of new deaths reported compared to last brief.
Cumulatively, 141 confirmed cases and 55 confirmed deaths (CFR: 39.0%) were reported from nine health districts, including one new district1: Bunyangabu (1 cases; 0 deaths), Jinja (1; 1), Kagadi (1; 1), Kampala (18; 2), Kassanda (48; 20), Kyegegwa (4; 1), Masaka (1; 1), Mubende (64; 29), and Wakiso (3; 0). A total of 11 new recoveries were reported since the last brief. Cumulatively, 73 recoveries have been registered. One new healthcare worker infection has been reported since the last brief. Healthcare workers account for 13.4% (19) of the cases and 12.7% (7) of all deaths (CFR: 36.8%).
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.