Communicable disease threats report, 24-30 March 2019, week 13
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 from 24-30 March 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease and influenza.
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