Brucellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2021
• In 2021, 165 confirmed brucellosis cases were reported in the EU/EEA.
• The notification rate in the EU/EEA was 0.04 cases per 100 000 population. The highest number of cases were reported in Italy, Spain, Greece and France.
• After a significant decline in notification rates in 2020, primarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU/EEA notification rate increased slightly in 2021.
• The highest rates were detected in age-group 45–64-year-old in both genders (0.06 an 0.03 per 100 000 population in males and in females, respectively)