Sudan Virus Disease
About Sudan Virus Disease
Sudan Ebolavirus is a species of Ebolavirus that causes hemorrhagic fever. It is a deadly disease with occasional outbreaks that occur mostly on the African continent. Ebolavirus disease most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Infection with Sudan Ebolavirus is called Sudan Virus Disease (SVD).
Outbreak in Uganda
On September 20, 2022, the Ugandan Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of SVD in Mubende District, in western Uganda. Information about the ongoing outbreak in Uganda.
What do you need to know about Sudan Virus Disease?
|Symptoms of Sudan Virus Disease|
• Symptoms of SVD can be sudden and include:
• In some case, both internal and external bleeding can occur. For example, blood oozing from the gums or blood in the patient's stool.
|Transmission of Sudan Virus Disease|
• SVD can spread through direct contact (such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth) of a person who is sick with or has died from the virus.
• SVD can spread from objects (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment) contaminated with body fluids from a person who is sick with or has died from the virus.
• SVD can spread through semen from a man who recovered from SVD (through oral, vaginal, or anal sex).