ECDC publishes annual epidemiological report on yellow fever for 2018

02 June 2020

Article: 54/2205

On 25 May 2020, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published its yellow fever annual epidemiological report for 2018.

For 2018, EU/EEA countries reported 13 travel-related cases of yellow fever. There were seven cases reported by France, two in Germany and one each in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Romania and the UK. The case reported by the Netherlands acquired the infection in either Senegal or Gambia, with all other cases acquiring the infection in Brazil.

This was the highest number of yellow fever cases ever reported in the EU/EEA in one year. In the previous four years, the only case reported was in the Netherlands, where an imported case with a travel history to Suriname was recorded.

Source: ECDC, 25 May 2020