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An Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Declared in Uganda

On September 20, 2022, Uganda’s health authorities declared an Ebola Virus disease (EVD) outbreak after a case was confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute. The case is a 24-year-old male from whom a sample was taken after the investigation of six suspicious deaths in the Mubende district in the country’s central region. This outbreak is the first occurrence of the Sudan strain that Uganda has experienced in over a decade. Note that the Sudan variant of Ebola is endemic in Uganda and Sudan and the disease it causes is not clinically distinguishable from other Ebola strains.

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