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  • The ECDC surveillance scheme (ELDSNet) for travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD) [1] has observed an increase in the number of cases associated with travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) since the beginning of the last quarter of 2016 compared to 2014-2015 (Figure 1). Case numbers reported in February and April 2017 continue to be significantly above that observed in recent years. This epidemiological update is the fifth since a rapid risk assessment was published by ECDC on 23 December 2016.
  • ​Dr Ammon was elected as the new Director by ECDC’s Management Board on 22 March 2017 and had a hearing before the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on 10 April. ​




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