Echinococcosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
In 2018, 800 confirmed echinococcosis cases were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA). Of these, 411 cases were reported as Echinococcus granulosus, 146 as Echinococcus multilocularis, and 243 were reported with unknown species.
The EU/EEA notification rate of echinococcosis was 0.21 cases per 100 000 population. The highest notification rate in males was reported in those 25–44 years of age, and in females among those 45-64 years of age.
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Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease (transmitted from animals to humans) caused by the larval stage (hydatid cyst) of tapeworms.Read more