Cholera - 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 9 October 2022.

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

In the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), cholera is a rare disease associated with travel outside the EU/EEA.

In 2021, only Norway reported confirmed cases of cholera (two), which was a decrease of over 90% of reported cases compared to the pre-pandemic years of 2017–2019. This was due to two factors: COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions, and the United Kingdom (UK) not reporting data in 2020–2021.