2000 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda - Update 35
19 December 2000
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 19 December, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has reported cumulative figures for all affected districts of 421 cases, including 162 deaths.
Case management, surveillance and tracing of contacts and health education measures will be ongoing during the coming holiday season. Rotation of staff is in progress and a WHO team from Headquarters will be replacing staff currently in Gulu and Masindi. Several other organizations are carrying out these activities with the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Ugandan Local Government Officials and Ugandan People's Defense Forces, including US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Médecins sans Frontières - International, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, Italy) and HealthCanada. Public health professionals from Japan and the United Kingdom are also supporting these efforts.
WHO recommends no special restrictions on travel or trade to or from Uganda.