Botulism - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2019 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 5 November 2021.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Botulism. In: ECDC. Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019. Stockholm: ECDC; 2023.

In 2019, 30 EU/EEA countries reported 83 confirmed cases of botulism. Sixteen EU/EEA countries reported zero cases. The overall notification rate was 0.02 cases per 100 000 population. Romania notified the highest number of cases (N=23) and presented the highest notification rate (0.12 cases per 100 000 population).