top of page

Uganda Ebola outbreak tops 100 cases, 30 deaths; cases growing in the capital

Updated: Jan 1

The current Ebola outbreak in Uganda, which is now quickly expanding in the highly populated capital city of Kampala, is causing growing concern. The Sudan virus, a less common form of Ebolavirus for which there is no effective vaccination or treatment, is what is causing the outbreak.

On September 20, the day after a 24-year-old male from a rural location in central Uganda passed away from the illness, Uganda's Ministry of Health announced an epidemic. The virus has since spread to seven districts across the nation, according to the ministry, which also notes 109 confirmed cases and 30 fatalities. Six of the verified deaths and 15 of the confirmed cases were attributed to health professionals. Unofficial reports of suspected cases and fatalities are also available.

6 views0 comments
bottom of page