Brucellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2020 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 5 November 2021.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Brucellosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2020. Stockholm: ECDC; 2022.

In 2020, 134 confirmed brucellosis cases were reported in the EU/EEA. The notification rate in the EU/EEA was 0.03 cases per 100 000 population. The highest rates were reported in Greece, Portugal, and Sweden. The notification rate decreased in the period 2016 to 2020 in the EU/EEA. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the number of reported cases of brucellosis in 2020 with the case numbers decreasing. The highest rate was observed in 45–64-year-old males (0.05 per 100 000 population) and in females over 65 years (0.04 per 100 000 population).