Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 February 2020, week 7
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 9-15 February 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19, Ebola virus disease, influenza and dengue fever.
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread rapidly, evolving into a full-blown pandemic.Read more
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