Congenital toxoplasmosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report
7 Nov 2019
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Congenital toxoplasmosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.

In 2017, 194 confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis were reported in the EU/EEA, with France accounting for 79% of all confirmed cases due to active screening of pregnant women. The overall notification rate was 5.3 cases per 100 000 live births. No seasonal pattern was observed for the disease.