ECDC publishes epidemiological reports for 2018

24 December 2019

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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published 2018 annual epidemiological reports for: 

  • Tick-borne encephalitis - 3,212 cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) were reported in EU/EEA countries, 3,092 of which were confirmed. 
  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) - eight cases of CCHF were reported in EU/EEA countries. Bulgaria reported six locally-acquired confirmed cases, Greece one travel-related confirmed case and Spain one locally acquired probable case. 
  • Plague - no cases of plague were reported by EU/EEA countries. 
  • Rift Valley fever - no cases of Rift Valley fever were reported by EU/EEA countries. 
  • Zika virus disease - 51 cases of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection were reported in EU/EEA countries, though no autochthonous vector-borne cases of ZIKV infection were reported and there were no reports of cases involving sexual or vertical transmission of ZIKV.
  • Cholera - 26 confirmed cases of cholera were reported across five EU/EEA countries, with 20 of these being reported in the UK. 
  • Q fever - 922 cases of Q fever were reported in EU/EEA countries, 794 of which were confirmed. 
  • Dengue - 27 EU/EEA countries reported 2,191 cases of dengue, of which 2,033 were confirmed. 
  • Ebola and Marburg fevers - no cases of Ebola virus disease and Marburg haemorrhagic fever were reported in EU/EEA countries. 
  • Chikungunya virus disease - 14 EU/EEA countries reported 160 cases of chikungunya virus disease, of which 113 were confirmed. 
  • West Nile virus infection - eleven EU/EEA member states reported 1,605 West Nile virus (WNV) infections, of which 1,548 were locally acquired. The majority of locally acquired cases were reported by Italy, Greece and Romania.

Source: ECDC, 18 December 2019