ECDC publishes epidemiological reports for 2017

18 June 2019

Article: 53/2403

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published 2017 annual epidemiological reports for:

  • Giardiasis - there were 19,437 confirmed giardiasis cases in the EU/EEA in 2017.
  • Hepatitis B - in 2017, 30 EU/EEA member states reported 26,907 cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
  • Lassa fever - no cases of Lassa fever, or other infections by arenaviruses responsible for viral haemorrhagic fevers, were reported in the EU/EEA in 2017.
  • Q fever - 1,023 cases of Q fever were reported in the EU/EEA in 2017, 932 (91%) of which were confirmed.
  • Smallpox - declared eradicated in 1980, there were no reports of confirmed or possible smallpox in the EU/EEA or other countries for 2017.
  • West Nile virus infection - in 2017, eight EU/EEA member states reported 208 West Nile virus (WNV) infections, of which 201 (97%) were locally acquired. Infections were reported from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Romania.

Source: ECDC, 12 June 2019