Brucellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2021

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2021 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 09 October 2022.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Brucellosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2021. Stockholm: ECDC; 2023.

• 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)