On June 11, WHO Uganda confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola tied to the ongoing outbreak in the DRC. The next day, two more cases were confirmed. In this post, we will synthesize news surrounding these new Ebola cases in Uganda and what it means for the outbreak response.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo threatens to cross into neighboring Uganda, but the government of Uganda’s extensive efforts to prevent spillover may be enough to hold off the outbreak.
In the midst of combating an outbreak of Marburg, Uganda hosted Africa's first ministerial-level GHSA meeting.