Rift Valley fever,
Uganda
Information received on 07/09/2018 from Dr Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, Acting Commissioner, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Entebbe, Uganda
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/08/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 10/08/2018
Report date 07/09/2018
Date submitted to OIE 07/09/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Rift Valley fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Nakivale, Isingiro
Date of start of the outbreak 08/08/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 100000 24 20 0 0
Affected population The district borders the Lake Mburo National Park and community members are livestock farmers so there are livestock-wildlife interactions. There is a lake in Nakivale and the place is marshy, so it is likely to be a breeding place for mosquitoes. This is a refugee camp.
Outbreak 2 Mutonto, Keirungi, Mbarara
Date of start of the outbreak 12/08/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 900000 12 7 0 0
Affected population Area with frequent flooding.
Outbreak 3 Lyantonde, Lyantonde
Date of start of the outbreak 02/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 80000 20 5 0 0
Affected population Lyantonde is in a cattle corridor; community members are cattle keepers.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1080000 56 32 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.01% 0.00% 57.14% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
  • Flooding associated with mosquito multiplication
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations