Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kampala (October 5, 2022)
Location: Uganda – Several Districts including Mubende, Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Kagadi and Bunyangabu.
Event: The Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) caused by the Sudan ebolavirus strain (SUDV) in 5 districts in Uganda with a number of confirmed deaths and cases. No vaccines or therapeutics have been approved for prevention or treatment for SUDV. CDC has updated its Level 2 Travel Notice as of October 4, 2022: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/ebola-in-uganda. U.S. citizens should be prepared for travel disruptions and possible health screenings throughout the region. Quarantines may be in effect in some countries in the region, especially for those exhibiting fevers or other symptoms of SUDV, and for those who have recently traveled to affected areas.
Actions to Take:
- Visit the CDC’s wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/Ebola-in-Uganda Travelers Health Page on Ebola in Uganda.
- Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for country health advisories or call CDC at 800-232-4636 or 404-639-3534.
- Avoid contact with sick people, with blood and body fluids from all people and from contaminated surfaces.
- Avoid crowds in the affected districts.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
- Make contingency plans to leave.
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Avoid contact with wild animals, bats, and bushmeat.
See more information about Ebola Virus Disease on: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/