The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2015
This report of EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of the zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2015 in 32 European countries (28 Member States (MS) and four non-MS).
Campylobacteriosis was the most commonly reported zoonosis and the increasing European Union (EU) trend for conﬁrmed human cases since 2008 continued. In food, the occurrence of Campylobacter remained high in broiler meat. The decreasing EU trend for conﬁrmed human salmonellosis cases since 2008 continued, but the proportion of human Salmonella Enteritidis cases increased. Most MS met their Salmonella reduction targets for poultry. More S. Enteritidis isolates were reported and S. Infantis was conﬁrmed as the most frequent serovar isolated from domestic fowl. In foodstuffs, the EU level Salmonella non-compliance for minced meat and meat preparations from poultry was low. Despite the signiﬁcant increasing trend since 2008, the number of human listeriosis cases stabilised in 2015. In ready-to-eat foods, Listeria monocytogenes seldom exceeded the EU food safety limit. The decreasing EU trend for conﬁrmed yersiniosis cases since 2008 continued. Positive ﬁndings for Yersinia were mainly reported in pig meat and products thereof. The number of conﬁrmed shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections in humans was similar to 2014. In food, STEC was most frequently reported in meat from ruminants.
A total of 4,362 food-borne outbreaks, including waterborne outbreaks, were reported. Bacteria were the most commonly detected causative agents, followed by bacterial toxins, viruses, other causative agents and parasites. The causative agent remained unknown in 33.5% of all outbreaks. As in previous years, Salmonella in eggs continued to represent the highest risk agent/food combination. The report further summarises trends and sources for tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis, Brucella, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Toxoplasma, rabies, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), West Nile virus and tularaemia.
The European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report
12 Dec 2019 - This report of the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2018 in 36 European countries (28 Member States (MS) and 8 non-MS).
Tularaemia Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
12 Nov 2019 - For 2018, 18 countries in the EU/EEA reported 441 cases of tularaemia, 358 (81%) of which were confirmed. The EU/EEA notification rate for 2018 was 0.07 cases per 100 000 population. The male-to-female ratio was 1.7:1. As in previous years, the notification rate among males was higher in most age groups except for the age groups between 5 and 24 years. Notification rates increased with age and peaked at 45–64 years.
Yersiniosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
7 Nov 2019 - For 2018, 29 EU/EEA countries reported 6 806 confirmed yersiniosis cases. The overall notification rate was 1.6 per 100 000 population and remained stable from 2014 to 2018. The highest rates were reported by Finland, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Lithuania. The highest rate was detected in 0-4 year-old children; 7.4 per 100 000 population for males and 6.4 per 100 000 population for females.