Chikungunya virus disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2019 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 9 October 2020.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Chikungunya virus disease. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2019. Stockholm: ECDC; 2021.

For 2019, 15 countries reported 516 cases of chikungunya virus disease, of which 421 (82%) were confirmed. The number of cases was higher than in 2018, but comparable to 2016 and 2017.

The EU/EEA notification rate was 0.1 cases per 100 000 population. The majority (n=412, 80%) of the cases were 25–64 years of age. Seventy-eight percent of the cases with known probable country of infection were imported from Asia, mostly from Thailand, India and Myanmar.

No autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus occurred within the EU/EEA.