Upon notification from health facilities or community members regarding a suspected plague case, UVRI
plague program staff immediately notified local public health officials and traveled to the reporting health facility to obtain additional information on the patient.
We thank the staff at Mengo Hospital, Kampala, and Mpigi Health Center IV; the initial investigation team, which included members from UVRI
and CDC-Uganda for field and laboratory investigation of the outbreak; the Ministry of Health National Task Force on Epidemic Preparedness and Response; World Health Organization; Kampala City Council Authority; Kasese and Mpigi local governments; CDC Uganda, CDC, and UVRI
Motorpool for transportation; and Medecins Sans Frontieres for establishing an isolation ward at Mulago Hospital.
We thank UVRI
, the Uganda Ministry of Health, and UWA for their assistance during the outbreak investigation.
An investigation team from the Uganda Ministry of Health, CDC Uganda, and UVRI
traveled to Bombo Military Hospital and Nakisamata village, the home of the case-patient, on May 13, 2011.