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2020 Nov 25

Global Health



Early cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Uganda: epidemiology and lessons learned from risk-based testing approaches – March-April 2020.


Migisha R, Kwesiga B, Mirembe B B, Amanya G, Kabwama SN, Kadobera D, Bulage L, Nsereko G, Wadunde I, Tindyebwa T, Lubwama B, Kagirita AA, Kayiwa JT, Lutwama JJ, Boore AL, Harris JR, Bosa H K, Ario A R
Global Health. 2020 Nov 25; 16(1):114.
PMID: 33239041.


On March 13, 2020, Uganda instituted COVID-19 symptom screening at its international airport, isolation and SARS-CoV-2 testing for symptomatic persons, and mandatory 14-day quarantine and testing of persons traveling through or from high-risk countries. On March 21, 2020, Uganda reported its first SARS-CoV-2 infection in a symptomatic traveler from Dubai. By April 12, 2020, 54 cases and 1257 contacts were identified. We describe the epidemiological, clinical, and transmission characteristics of these cases.