Outbreak Brief 9: Sudan Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Uganda

23 November 2022

Outbreak update: Since the last brief (16 November 2022), no new confirmed cases and deaths of Sudan Ebolavirus disease (SVD) were reported from Uganda. This is a 100% decrease in the number of new confirmed cases and 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 six new recoveries were reported since the last brief. Cumulatively, 79 recoveries have been registered. Healthcare workers account for 13.4% (19) of the cases and 12.7% (7) of all deaths (CFR: 36.8%).
Note: A total of 22 probable deaths were reported and are not included in the total count. These include 21 probable deaths that occurred in Mubende (19) and Kassanda (2) districts prior to the declaration of the outbreak. An additional probable death was identified from Kassanda district on 8 October 2022 and is also not included in the total case/death count.