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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Plague. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.
For 2018, no cases of plague were reported by EU/EEA countries.
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe.
Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria. Blood sucking fleas transmit the bacteria among animals, and various species of rodents can become infected.
25 Jul 2018 -
Fanny Chereau, EPIET fellow from cohort 2016, was deployed with GOARN (Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network) to support the response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, on October 2017.