2000 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda - Update 36
29 December 2000
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 29 December, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has reported the following:
Gulu district: From 19-29 December, there was a total of 5 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths. The most recent laboratory confirmed case in Gulu died on 22 December. The cumulative total number of cases for Gulu is now 394 cases and 149 deaths.
Masindi district: From 19-29 December, there have been no new confirmed cases but 1 death has occurred. The last case was admitted to hospital on 12 December and the last death occurred on 21 December. There have been no patients in the isolation ward for the last 7 days. The cumulative total number of cases for Masindi is now 27 confirmed cases and 19 deaths.
Mbarara district: The cumulative total number of cases for Mbarara is 5 cases and 4 deaths.
The cumulative total number of cases for all affected districts in Uganda is now 426 cases and 172 deaths. (In our previous report, the cumulative total number of deaths was wrongly counted as 162 deaths for all of Uganda; 165 deaths was the correct number).
Despite the significant improvement in the Ebola situation in the country, social mobilisation programmes continue and members of the community are being requested to remain vigilant and report any suspicious cases. Investigation of reported suspected cases is ongoing as well as follow up of contacts of suspected and confirmed cases.
WHO recommends no special restrictions on travel or trade to or from Uganda.