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Less than one week ago, Uganda health authorities reported a case of Sudan ebolavirus in man from Mubende District, about 100 miles west of the capital city of Kampala.


This was the first Ebola case reported in Uganda since 2019.

Since that first case and the subsequent outbreak declaration, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) reports today the cumulative cases reported now stands at 34 (16 confirmed, 18 probable).

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Dr Henry Kyobe, the Ebola incident commander, said the majority of the cases are in Mubende, the epicentre. However, the MOH now says cases are now reported outside Mubende–3 in Kyegegwa and 1 in Kassanda.

MOH says no cases have been reported in Kampala.

The cumulative deaths recorded stands at 21 (4 confirmed, 17 probable), according to health authorities.