Legionnaires’ disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Legionnaires’ disease remains an uncommon and mainly sporadic respiratory infection with notification rates in EU/EEA countries below 4.6 per 100 000 (1.4 per 100 000 EU/EEA inhabitants overall).
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Legionnaires’ disease is a multisystem disease which causes pneumonia due to gram-negative bacteria (Legionella spp.) found in freshwater environments around the world.Read more
Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe. These reports give overviews of the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe, drawn from surveillance information on the 52 communicable diseases and health issues for which surveillance is mandatory in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.Read more
Diseases and special health issues under EU surveillance
ECDC collects, analyses and disseminates surveillance data on communicable diseases and related special health issues from all 28 European Union Member States and two of the three remaining European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Iceland and Norway).Read more