Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 September 2019, week 36
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 1-7 September 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, poliomyelitis, tularaemia, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea and West Nile virus.
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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces. It is the largest-ever outbreak in the country and the world's second largest in history.Read more
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