Botulism - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance and monitoring
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 11 September 2018.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Disease name. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2022.

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).