Yersiniosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on the data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 21 February 2018.
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Yersiniosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. 

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In 2016, 28 countries reported 6 918 confirmed yersiniosis cases in the EU/EEA.

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