Ebola in Uganda - update 1
26 Sep 2022
The Ebola outbreak in Uganda continues to grow in size. According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, there are now 34 cases, including 21 deaths.
The outbreak was first observed in Mubende District, but cases have now been reported from Kyegegwa District and Kassanda District.
Ebola is a type of viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF). It is spread through contact with the blood, body fluids or organs of a person or animal with the infection.
Advice to travellers
The risk to travellers becoming infected or developing Ebola is extremely low.
- If you are travelling to a known Ebola outbreak area, you must be aware of the risk of infection and transmission routes of Ebola virus.
- Medical personnel travelling to work in an outbreak region must follow strict infection prevention control guidance.
If you return home from an Ebola outbreak area, you should seek rapid medical attention by contacting NHS 24 (Scotland) or NHS 111 (rest of UK) for advice prior to attending UK medical facilities if you develop a high temperature (fever) and have:
- returned to the UK within 21 days from a region or area with a known outbreak of Ebola.
- had contact with individuals infected with a VHF.
For further information, see the fitfortravel Viral Haemorrhagic Fever page.