2000 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda - Update
17 October 2000
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of today, the Ministry of Health of Uganda has reported 81 cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, including 35 deaths.
WHO staff are working with the National Task Force for the Control of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers to manage the response to the epidemic. Three WHO staff, including 2 epidemiologists and 1 laboratory specialist are already working in Gulu district and will be joined by an additional epidemiologist and clinician from WHO Headquarters. WHO has provided protective equipment for use in case management.