Lassa fever- Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 4 April 2018.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Lassa fever. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. 

For 2016, EU/EEA countries reported three cases of Lassa fever. Germany reported two cases, and Sweden reported one case. These were the first Lassa fever cases reported by EU/EEA countries since 2009 when two cases were reported by the United Kingdom.