Chikungunya virus disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

This report is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 10 September 2019.

Executive summary

  • For 2018, 14 countries reported 160 cases of chikungunya virus disease, of which 113 (71%) were confirmed.
  • The EU/EEA notification rate was 0.03 cases per 100 000 population.
  • Notification rates were highest in the age group 25–64 years and higher among females in most age groups.
  • All cases were travel-related. The majority of the cases were probably infected in Asia (55.8%) and Africa (33.3%).

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