Communicable diseases threat report, 26 January - 1 February 2020, week 5
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 26 January - 1 February 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak in Wuhan, China and seasonal influenza.
Novel coronavirus: three cases reported in France
The first confirmed cases in Europe are not unexpected. The fact that these cases were identified, proves that detection and confirmation of this novel virus is working in France, showing a high level of preparedness to prevent and control possible infections of 2019-nCoV.