Uganda declared Ebola free

Submitted by on Sun, 02/26/2023 - 20:24

In January 2023, Ministry of Health declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Uganda. The declaration followed conclusion of two incubation cycles of 42 days since the discharge of the last confirmed case on 30th November 2022.  A total of 164 cases were registered (142 confirmed and 22 probable) with 55 confirmed deaths and 87 recovered patients. Overall, the case-fatality ratio was 47%.

The declaration is a result of hardwork and difficult decisions that had to be taken including quarantine of contacts for 21 days, a 42 day lockdown, an all-night curfew and limitations on movements in and out of Mubende and Kassanda districts to limit the spread of the virus to other districts.