Cryptosporidiosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 17 September 2019. TESSy is a system for the collection, analysis and dissemination of data on communicable diseases.
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Cryptosporidiosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2021.

For 2018, 20 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries reported 14 299 cryptosporidiosis cases, of which 14 252 were confirmed.

Executive summary

  • For 2018, 20 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries reported 14 299 cryptosporidiosis cases, of which 14 252 were confirmed.
  • The notification rate was 4.4 confirmed cases per 100 000 population.
  • Four countries accounted for 76% of all confirmed cases, with the United Kingdom (UK) alone accounting for 41%.
  • As in previous years, most of the cases were reported in autumn (peak in September), but in 2018 a smaller peak was also observed in spring (April).
  • Children aged 0–4 years had the highest notification rate of 15.8 cases per 100 000 population.