Echinococcosis - 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 11 December 2018.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Echinococcosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020.

In 2017, 832 confirmed echinococcosis cases were reported in the EU/EEA. Of these, 412 cases were reported as Echinococcus granulosus, 146 as Echinococcus multilocularis, and 274 as unknown species. The EU/EEA notification rate of echinococcosis was 0.18 cases per 100 000 population. The highest notification rate in males was reported in those 45–64 years of age, in females among those 25-44 and ≥ 65 years of age.