Health Alert: Confirmed Cases of Sudan Ebolavirus (SUDV) in East and Central Africa

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: Confirmed cases of Sudan Ebolavirus (SUDV) have been reported in Uganda and suspect cases are being investigated in neighboring countries.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for travel disruptions and possible health screenings throughout the region.  Quarantines may be in effect, especially for those exhibiting fevers or other symptoms of SUDV, and for those who have recently traveled to affected regions.

Actions to Take:

Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) | CDC

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. The viruses that cause EVD are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or a sick or dead person infected with Ebola virus.

  • Have a plan in place in the event that you are required to quarantine.
  • Monitor news and guidance from local health authorities.
  • Avoid contact with sick people, blood and body fluids from all people, and contaminated surfaces.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.