Botulism - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 30 EU/EEA countries reported 107 cases of botulism, 86 of which (80.4 %) were confirmed. Fourteen countries notified zero cases. The overall notification rate was 0.02 cases per 100 000 population. Italy notified the highest number of cases (N=21). Lithuania and Romania presented the highest notification rate (0.07 cases per 100 000 population).
Annual Epidemiological Reports
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe.Read more
Botulism is a serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The disease may occur after eating foods containing the toxin or due to development of the spores within the intestine of young children or within wounds.Read more