Congenital toxoplasmosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019

Surveillance report
7 Sep 2022
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2019 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 5 November 2021.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Congenital toxoplasmosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2019. Stockholm: ECDC; 2022.

In 2019, 176 confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis were reported in the EU/EEA, with France accounting for 76% of all confirmed cases due to its active screening of pregnant women. The overall notification rate in the EU/EEA was 5.1 cases per 100 000 live births. The number of reported cases and the EU/EEA notification rate decreased in the period between 2015 and 2019.