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Published in Epidemics - 09/12/2019
Alessio Andronic, Aurélie Courcoul, Anne Bronner, Axelle Scoizec, Sophie Lebouquin-Leneveu, Claire Guinat, Mathilde C.Paul, Benoît Durand, Simon Cauchemez

In the winter 2016–2017 the largest epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) ever recorded in the European Union spread to all 28 member states.

Epidemiologist Amber Kunkel faces Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola has battered the Democratic Republic of the Congo for many months, from the outbreak that ended in July 2018 to the epidemic currently raging. These are reminders that there is progress to be made in terms of controlling and understanding this deadly infectious disease. In 2018, during the epidemic in the north west of the country, Dr. Amber Kunkel, a scientist from the Institut Pasteur in Paris, went in situ to lend her epidemiological expertise to heightened surveillance efforts led by the WHO.

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