18 Sep 2020 Équateur. Democratic Republic of the Congo
As of 11 September 2020, a total of 121 cases (115 confirmed and six probable) including 48 deaths have been reported in Équateur Province.
16 Sep 2020 Germany
Between 1 January and 7 September 2020, a total of 535 cases of tick-borne encephalitis have been reported. This represents a 14% increase compared to the 468 cases observed in the same period of 2018, (the year with the highest number of cases so far). Most cases occured in Baden-Württemberg (270) and Bavaria (207).
16 Sep 2020 Sudan
As of 9 September, a total of 21 cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported so far in 2020. The cases are all linked to the cVDPV2 currently circulating in Chad.
11 Sep 2020 Vincenza . Italy
In August 2020, 5 locally acquired cases of dengue were detected in Vincenza Province, North-East Italy. The primary case was an importation from West Sumatra, Indonesia. This is the first outbreak of autochthonous dengue reported in Italy.
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