2000 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda - Update 21
06 November 2000
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 6 November, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has reported cumulative figures of 281 cases, including 91 deaths.
Three confirmed cases, including 1 death have been reported in Mbarara district (see previous report). Samples from the cases were confirmed by the laboratory in Gulu. The two most recent cases had contact with the initial case, who subsequently died. No other confirmed cases have been reported in contacts who are being intensively followed up and monitored.
A WHO-led team arrived in Mbarara from Gulu on 2 November and are implementing those activities in case management, epidemiology and surveillance and coordination/logistics used in Gulu district to contain the disease. They have set up an isolation ward with adequate protective equipment and are carrying out contact tracing using the standardized procedures established in Gulu.