NETEC Resource Library

Ebola Outbreaks

Updated 10/04/22

October 3, 2022: The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) is tracking the Sudan ebolavirus outbreak in Uganda. On Oct. 3, CIDRAP reported 62 cases, 27 of them fatal. Of the 62 cases, 43 are lab-confirmed and 19 are listed as probable. Of the 27 deaths, 9 were in lab-confirmed patients, and 18 are classified as probable (CIDRAP).

September 28, 2022: The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has reported 50 cases of Sudan ebolavirus in Uganda: 31 confirmed, and 19 probable. Two individuals have recovered, however 24 deaths have been attributed to the outbreak: 6 associated with confirmed cases, 18 associated with probable cases. As of September 28, 414 contacts have been identified. The cases have been reported in three districts in Uganda: Mubende, Kassanda, and Kyegegwa.

September 22, 2022: The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed seven cases, including one death, of Ebola virus disease (EVD), caused by Sudan ebolavirus, in Uganda's central Mubende district. In addition, 43 contacts have been identified and 10 people suspected to have caught the virus are being cared for at a hospital in Mubende. (WHO)

July 4, 2022: The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced that the outbreak declared on April 23, 2022, was over.

December 16, 2021: The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced the end of an outbreak of EVD in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province, that was first declared on October 8, 2021.

October 8, 2021: The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced that a new laboratory confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) had been detected in North Kivu Province. Earlier this year, an EVD outbreak affected North Kivu Province which was declared over on May 3, 2021. (WHO)

See the full chronology of Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks.

Ebola Information

The National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) was stood up in the wake of the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic, which highlighted the need for rapid response and dissemination of information during an outbreak. NETEC remains prepared to support the global response to Ebola and other special pathogens.

NETEC has collected some essential Ebola-related resources on this page. Additionally, healthcare and public health professionals can submit a question to one of NETEC’s many experts via the web portal or by emailing info@netec.org.

For information on the outbreaks in the DRC from 2018-2020, see NETEC's statement (also available in Spanish and French).

Relevant Resources

See relevant resources on Ebola below. Read the Ebola Timeline.