Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)

Surveillance report

ECDC’s Annual Epidemiological Report is now available as a series of individual epidemiological disease reports. Reports will be published as they become available.

Starting with the annual reports based on 2015 data (and published during 2017), this change is also reflected in the titles: reports will no longer be named after the year of publication; instead, the year given in the title (i.e. 'Annual epidemiological report for 2015') refers to the year the data were collected.

All reports on this page are based on data retrieved from TESSy.[1] Countries participating in disease surveillance submitted their data electronically.

The communicable diseases and related health issues covered by the below reports are under European Union and European Economic Area disease surveillance [2],[3],[4],[5],[6]. 

ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.

Diseases and health topics Annual Epidemiological Reports for
  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Anthrax      2016 2015 2014
Antimicrobial consumption   2017 2016 2015 2014
Antimicrobial resistance (EARS-Net)   2017 2016 2015 2014
Botulism       2015 2014
Brucellosis   2017 2016 2015 2014
Campylobacteriosis   2017 2016 2015 2014
Chikungunya virus disease   2017 2016 2015 2014
Chlamydia infection   2017 2016 2015 2014
Cholera    2017 2016 2015 2014
Communicable disease threats to public health in the EU 2018 2017 2016 N/A N/A
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, variant     2016 2015 2014
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever    2017 2016 2015 2014
Cryptosporidiosis   2017 2016 2015 2014
Dengue   2017 2016 2015 2014
Diphtheria    2017 2016 2015 2014
Ebola and Marburg fevers    2017 2016 2015 2014
Echinococcosis      2016 2015 2014
Giardiasis (lambliasis)   2017 2016 2015 2014
Gonorrhoea   2017 2016 2015 2014
Haemophilus influenzae infection, invasive disease    2017 2016 2015 2014
Hantavirus infection   2017 2016 2015 2014
Healthcare-associated infections: Clostridium difficile infections     2016 N/A N/A
Healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units   2017 2016 2015 2014
Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections    2017 2016 2015 2014
Hepatitis A      2016 2015 2014
Hepatitis B    2017 2016 2015 2014
Hepatitis C     2017 2016 2015 2014
HIV infection and AIDS    2017 2016 2015 2014
Influenza, seasonal    2017 2016 2015 2014
Influenza, zoonotic  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Lassa fever    2017 2016 2015 2014
Legionnaires' disease    2017 2016 2015 2014
Leptospirosis        2015 2014
Listeriosis      2016 2015 2014
Lymphogranuloma venereum   2017 2016 2015 2014
Malaria    2017 2016 2015 2014
Meningococcal infection, invasive disease   2017 2016 2015 2014
Measles   2017  see separate report series
Mumps      2016 2015 2014
Pertussis    2017 2016 2015 2014
Plague   2017 2016 2015 2014
Pneumococcal disease, invasive    2017 2016 2015 2014
Poliomyelitis    2017 2016 2015 2014
Q fever    2017 2016 2015 2014
Rabies    2017 2016 2015 2014
Rift Valley fever    2017 2016 2015 2014
Rubella   2017  see separate report series
Salmonellosis     2016 2015 2014
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) [7] N/A N/A N/A 2015 2014
Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection    2017 2016 2015 2014
Shigellosis      2016 2015 2014
Smallpox    2017 2016 2015 2014
Syphilis    2017 2016 2015 2014
Syphilis, congenital   2017 2016 2015 2014
Tetanus    2017 2016 2015 2014
Tick-borne encephalitis    2017 2016 2015 2014
Toxoplasmosis, congenital     2016 2015 2014
Trichinellosis    2017 2016 2015 2014
Tuberculosis      2016 2015 2014
Tularaemia    2017 2016 2015 2014
Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers      2016 2015 2014
West Nile virus infection   2017 2016 2015 2014
Yellow fever    2017 2016 2015 2014
Yersiniosis      2016 2015 2014
Zika virus disease   2017 2016 N/A N/A

 

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  1. The European Surveillance System (TESSy) is a system for the collection, analysis and dissemination of data on communicable diseases. EU Member States and EEA countries contribute to the system by uploading their infectious disease surveillance data at regular intervals.
  2. 2000/96/EC: Commission Decision of 22 December 1999 on the communicable diseases to be progressively covered by the Community network under Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. Official Journal, OJ L 28, 03.02.2000, p. 50–53.
  3. 2003/534/EC: Commission Decision of 17 July 2003 amending Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision 2000/96/EC as regards communicable diseases listed in those decisions and amending Decision 2002/253/EC as regards the case definitions for communicable diseases. Official Journal, OJ L 184, 23.07.2003, p. 35–39.
  4. 2007/875/EC: Commission Decision of 18 December 2007 amending Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision 2000/96/EC as regards communicable diseases listed in those decisions. Official Journal, OJ L 344, 28.12.2007, p. 48–49.
  5. Commission Decision 2119/98/EC of the Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 1998 setting up a network for the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the Community. Official Journal, OJ L 268, 03/10/1998 p. 1–7.
  6. 2002/253/EC: Commission Decision of 19 March 2002 laying down case definitions for reporting communicable diseases to the Community network under Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. Official Journal, OJ L 86, 03.04.2002, p. 44–62.
  7. No cases of SARS virus infection in humans have been reported worldwide since 2003.
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