Dengue - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Dengue. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.

This report is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 10 September 2019.

Executive Summary

  • For 2018, 27 countries reported 2 191 cases of dengue, of which 2 033 (92.8%) were confirmed.
  • Fourteen autochthonous dengue cases were reported from continental Europe by France (n=8) and Spain (n=6).
  • The EU/EEA notification rate in 2018 was 0.4 cases per 100 000 population. • The highest rates in both men and women were in those aged 25–44 years.
  • The number of cases peaked in November.
  • Thirty-four percent of the cases with known probable country of infection were imported from Thailand.