Annual epidemiological reports for smallpox, tularaemia and rabies

19 November 2019

Article: 53/4604

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published three reports in its series of annual epidemiological reports on communicable diseases in Europe. 

  • Smallpox report for 2018 found no reports of confirmed or possible smallpox in the EU/EEA or other countries for 2018. 
  • Tularaemia report for 2018 found that 18 countries in the EU/EEA reported 441 cases of tularaemia, of which 358 (81%) cases were confirmed. As in previous years, the notification rate among males was higher in most age groups except for the age groups between five and 24 years. Notification rates increased with age and peaked at 45–64 years. 
  • Rabies report for 2018 found one case of travel-related rabies with exposure in Morocco, was reported by the UK.

Source: ECDC, 11-12 November 2019