2000 - Tularemia in Kosovo - Update
27 April 2000
Disease Outbreak Reported
The Institute of Public Health (IPH), Pristina has now identified 699 suspected cases, 56 laboratory confirmed. The problem is widespread with the majority of municipalities reporting cases. Surveillance is being enhanced across the whole territory.
Laboratory capacity for the confirmation of tularemia has been established at the IPH with the help of the international team. The joint IPH-international team is carrying out further case finding and epidemiological investigations. A case control study at household level is being implemented with systematic laboratory sampling to establish the presence of recent infection. Environmental samples are also being taken.
For further information, please see the previous report on the outbreak.