Congenital toxoplasmosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2020 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 9 October 2022.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Congenital toxoplasmosis. In: ECDC. Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020. Stockholm: ECDC; 2023.

• In 2020, 133 confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis were reported in the EU/EEA, with France accounting for 83% of all the confirmed cases due to its active screening of pregnant women.
• The overall notification rate in the EU/EEA was 5.08 cases per 100 000 live births.
• The number of reported cases and the notification rate of congenital toxoplasmosis in the EU/EEA has been decreasing from 2016 to 2020.