Emergencies preparedness, response

Ebola in Uganda

As of 23 November 2012, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda has reported 10 cases (6 confirmed and 4 probable,), including 5 deaths in Luweero and Kampala.

The last confirmed case was hospitalised on 17 November 2012. Close contacts of the Ebola cases are being identified and followed up for a period of 21 days. All the cases alerted to the field teams are being investigated.

WHO and partners, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Uganda Red Cross (URCS), African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and Plan Uganda are supporting the national authorities in the investigation and response to the outbreak.

Experts in the area of field epidemiology, health promotion, logistics management, and infection prevention and control , have been mobilized by WHO through the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), to provide support to the response.

With respect to this event, WHO does not recommend that any travel or trade restriction be applied to Uganda.