Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 31 January 2019.
Cite:
Citation Link

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Diphtheria. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for
2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.

Copy citation to clipboard

For 2017, 39 cases of diphtheria due to toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae or C. ulcerans were reported to ECDC. The highest proportion of C. ulcerans cases was among adults 45 years of age and above, whereas C. diphtheriae cases were more common in younger age groups. Among C. diphtheriae cases, 50% were reported as imported. High vaccination coverage is crucial to prevent diphtheria.

Download

See all Annual Epidemiological Reports

Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

Surveillance report -

Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

Surveillance report -

Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2014

Publication, Surveillance report -

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 27 March to 2 April 2016, week 13

Surveillance report -

Publication

Communicable Disease Threats Report, 20-26 March 2016, week 13

Surveillance report -