Ebola Virus Disease Resources

On September 20, 2022, the Ugandan Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) (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 EVD (Sudan strain) was confirmed. This marks the sixth EVD outbreak in Uganda. Five of the six have been caused by the species Sudan ebolavirus.

Outbreaks have been reported in 7 districts (Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kassanda, Kagadi, Bunyangabu, Kampala, Wakiso). Rapid Response Teams were deployed to support outbreak response activities, including investigation of the unexplained deaths and contact tracing. CDC is providing support in surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory, communication, and ecological investigations.

Current risk in the United States has been assessed as LOW, as of 11/10/22.