ECDC publishes epidemiological reports for 2018

05 May 2020

Article: 54/1804

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

  • Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) - 2,389 cases of LGV were reported in 22 countries, with four countries (France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK) accounting for 85% of all notified cases. 
  • Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection – 30 EU/EEA countries reported 8,658 confirmed cases of infection, with the highest notification rates in Denmark, Ireland, Malta, Norway and Sweden. 
  • Hantavirus infection - 29 countries reported 1,826 cases of infection, with Finland, Sweden and Germany accounting for 81% of all reported cases. 
  • Malaria – 8,349 malaria cases were reported in the EU/EEA in 2018. Among 7,338 cases with known importation status, 99.8% were travel-related. Fourteen confirmed cases were reported as acquired in the EU. 
  • Lassa fever – No cases of Lassa fever or other viral haemorrhagic fevers caused by arenaviruses were reported in the EU/EEA in 2018. 

Source: ECDC, 30 April 2020