Chlamydia infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Chlamydia infection. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological
report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020.

For 2018, 26 EU/EEA Member States reported 406 406 confirmed cases of chlamydia infection. The crude notification rate was 146 cases per 100 000 population. Notification rates of chlamydia infection varied considerably across Europe, with the highest country-specific rates over 1 000 times greater than the lowest rates. This probably reflects the differences in chlamydia testing, case finding and reporting rather than being indicative of actual differences in chlamydia prevalence. Notification rates continue to be highest among young adult women and heterosexuals. The overall trend appears to have remained stable in recent years, but there are variations at country level.