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Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016

Status
Past
Countries
Uganda
Disaster types
Epidemic

On 8 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Uganda notified WHO of an outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) in Masaka district, south of Kampala. (WHO, 2 May 2016)

From the beginning of the outbreak on 9 April 2016 to 8 June 2016, the Ministry of Health of Uganda, has reported 68 suspected cases, of which three are probable and seven are laboratory confirmed. Confirmed cases have been reported from three districts: Masaka (five cases), Rukungiri (one case) and Kalangala (one case). According to sequencing results, those clusters are not epidemiologically linked to Angola. (WHO, 6 Jun 2016)

Following the reactive vaccination campaign in the affected areas of Masaka, Rukungiri and Kalangala Districts conducted in May and June (see table), no new cases have been reported since 21 April 2016. Epidemiological surveillance is ongoing in districts surrounding the affected areas. (UNICEF, 30 Jun 2016)