Cryptosporidiosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2019 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 5 October 2020.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Cryptosporidiosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2019. Stockholm: ECDC; 2024.

For 2019, 25 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries reported 11 126 confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis. The notification rate was 3.5 confirmed cases per 100 000 population.

Three countries accounted for 75% of all confirmed cases, with the United Kingdom (UK) alone accounting for 48%. As in previous years, most of the cases were reported in autumn (peak in September), but a smaller increase was also observed in spring (May).

Children aged 0–4 years had the highest notification rate of 12.8 cases per 100 000 population.