Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 March 2019, week 12
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 17-23 March 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), chikungunya virus disease and dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Rift Valley fever and dengue in Réunion.
Will tuberculosis be the next disease to be eliminated in Europe?
It should be. Despite being a curable disease, tuberculosis (TB) is still a challenging public health issue in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), with over 55 000 TB infections reported annually and thousands of fatalities.