ECDC publishes trichinellosis annual epidemiological report for 2019

30 November 2021

Article: 55/4804

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual epidemiological report on trichinellosis for 2019.

In 2019, 12 EU and EEA countries reported 96 confirmed cases of trichinellosis, with Bulgaria, Italy and Spain accounting for 79.2% of all confirmed cases. The overall EU and EEA notification rate was 0.02 cases per 100,000 of the population. Consumption of undercooked meat from pigs raised under non-controlled housing conditions, or hunted wild boar, constitutes the highest risk for acquiring trichinellosis in the EU and EEA.

Source: ECDC, 25 November 2021