Congenital toxoplasmosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 22 October 2018.
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Congenital toxoplasmosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.

In 2016, 242 confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis were reported in the EU/EEA, with France accounting for 81% of all confirmed cases due to the active screening of pregnant women. The notification rate was 6.7 cases per 100 000 live births. No seasonal pattern was observed for the disease.