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  • ​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11–17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome – coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and West Nile fever.
  • ​According to WHO and as of 15 September 2016, 20 countries or territories have reported microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection or suggestive of congenital infection. 
  • ​On 31 August 2016 Spain reported two cases of infection with Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF). The primary case is a 62-year-old man with potential exposure to CCHF virus in the province of Ávila (Spain). The secondary case is a 50-year-old healthcare worker who attended the primary case during his admission to the intensive care unit. These are the first autochthonous clinical cases of CCHF in Spain and in south-western Europe, and accordingly ECDC has published a rapid risk assessment on the event




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