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Just a few days after the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) said the Ebola outbreak is coming under control, the latest update from the MOH show the cumulative confirmed cases have risen to 75, including 28 deaths.

Today, Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero tweeted: Two more contacts to the Kassanda case, who are quarantined in Mulago Isolation facility, tested positive for Ebola yesterday 22nd October. They have been transfered to the Entebbe ETU.

This brings the total number of Ebola cases in Kampala to 5.

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda with a population of 1.7 million people in the city proper and 6.7 million people in the metro area.

On 20 September 2022, Uganda health authorities declared an outbreak of Ebola disease, caused by Sudan virus, following laboratory confirmation of a patient from a village in Madudu sub-county, Mubende district, central Uganda.

Uganda has reported four Sudan Virus Disease (SVD) outbreaks, in 2000, 2011 and 2012 (two outbreaks). Uganda also reported a Bundibugyo virus disease outbreak in 2007 and an Ebola virus disease outbreak in 2019.