Annual summary of Campylobacter infections, 2019

Publication Date: 11 February 2020

This report presents provisional information on laboratory reports of Campylobacter in Scotland up to the end of 2019. This is compared to previous years’ data to show trends over time. This data is based on laboratory confirmed reports of Campylobacter from clinical diagnostic laboratories in Scotland which are reported to HPS via Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland (ECOSS).

Main points

  • During 2019, 5975 laboratory reports of Campylobacter were received by HPS. This was a decrease when compared with 2018 (6096 reports) and an increase on 2017 (5795 reports).
  • The overall rate of Campylobacter in Scotland in 2019 was 109.9 reports per 100,000 population, compared with 112.1 reports per 100,000 population in 2018.
  • Laboratory reports peaked in the spring and summer months, with highest numbers in weeks 21-14.
  • Age stratification showed that amongst children and young adults, rates were higher in children under 5 years of age (91.4 reports per 100,000 population) and amongst adults, rates were highest in those aged 50 years and older (142.4 reports per 100,000 population).
  • Overall, the incidence was higher in males (119.0 reports per 100,000 population) than in females (101.2 reports per 100,000 population).

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report


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