Leptospirosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2022

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2022 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 5 February 2024.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Leptospirosis. In: ECDC. Annual Epidemiological Report
for 2022. Stockholm: ECDC; 2024.

In 2022, 765 confirmed cases of leptospirosis were reported in the EU/EEA. The notification rate of confirmed cases in the EU/EEA was 0.18 cases per 100 000 population. The highest number of cases (596) and confirmed cases (245) was reported in France (0.36 cases per 100 000 population). A higher notification rate was reported in the EU/EEA in 2022 than during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic (2020) when the number of cases declined. The highest rates of confirmed cases were reported in 45–64-year-old males and 15–24-year-old females (0.37 and 0.17 cases per 100 000 population, respectively). Cases were three times more common in males for all age groups.


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