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Ebola Outbreaks

Updated 11/28/22

November 24, 2022: A total of 141 confirmed cases and 55 confirmed deaths (Case Fatality Rate 39%) from Ebola disease caused by the Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV) have been reported by the Uganda Ministry of Health as of November 21. In addition, 22 probable cases (all are deaths) have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak. Overall, 19 cases with seven deaths occurred among healthcare workers (HCWs) (WHO).

November 11, 2022: As of Nov. 10, the WHO reports 156 cases of Ebola disease caused by the Sudan ebolavirus; of those, 136 have been confirmed and 21 are probable. A total of 74 deaths have been reported, 53 of those laboratory confirmed. A total of 18 cases and seven deaths have been confirmed among health care workers. The outbreak has now spread to 8 districts. (link: who.int/emergencies/disease-outbreak-news/item/2022-DON423)

November 2, 2022: The World Health Organization reported 130 confirmed cases of Ebola and 21 probable cases. The number of confirmed deaths stands at 43 with 21 probable deaths; 45 people have recovered. Mubende remains the most affected district, however Ebola cases have recently increased in two neighboring districts, and 17 cases have been confirmed in the capital Kampala (WHO).

October 26, 2022: In a press conference on October 26, Uganda's health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero, MBChB, MPH, reported 109 confirmed cases of Ebola, including 30 deaths. Of those who died, 13 were health care workers. Thirty-four individuals have been treated and recovered, and an additional 45 are in treatment.

October 15, 2022: Uganda President Yoweri Museveni declared a lockdown on Oct. 15, 2022, saying the government was implementing an overnight curfew, closing places of worship and entertainment, and restricting movement in and out of Mubende and Kassanda districts for 21 days to halt the spread of Ebola (Official website for Yoweri K. Museveni, President of Uganda).

October 12, 2022: The outbreak of the Sudan ebolavirus in Uganda continues. On October 12, the WHO Director-General reported 54 confirmed and 20 probable cases, with 39 deaths, and 14 people have recovered. More than 660 contacts are currently under active follow-up (WHO).

October 6, 2022: The CDC issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Uganda caused by Sudan virus (species Sudan ebolavirus) to summarize CDC’s recommendations for U.S. public health departments and clinicians, case identification and testing, and clinical laboratory biosafety considerations (CDC).

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)

See the full chronology of Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks.

Read the Ebola Timeline.

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.


Resources for Frontline Health Care Workers

NETEC has curated some essential Ebola resources for frontline health care workers on this overview page. If you have questions or need support, you can submit a request via the website or by emailing info@netec.org and one of NETEC’s experts in special pathogens will respond.

Identify

CDC Current Outbreak List: https://www.cdc.gov/outbreaks/index.html

Travel Clinical Assistant (TCA), Georgia Department of Public Health: https://dph.georgia.gov/TravelClinicalAssistant

Isolate

CDC Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/cleaning/hospitals.html

Inform

CDC Health Alert Network (HAN): https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/

CDC Health Department Directories: https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

CDC PPE Guidance for Ebola Virus Care: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/ppe/guidance.html

Treatment and Care

Just-in-Time Training Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/netec-education/justintime

Waste Management and Cleaning and Disinfection

CDC Ebola-Associated Waste Management: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/cleaning/waste-management.html

CDC Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/cleaning/hospitals.html

Transportation

CDC Example: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Decontamination of an Ambulance that has Transported a Person under Investigation or Patient with Confirmed Ebola: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/emergency-services/ambulance-decontamination.html

CDC Example: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Patient Handoff between a Healthcare Facility and a Transporting Ambulance: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/emergency-services/patient-handoff.html

Additional Resources