Listeriosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2021

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: 2021

Suggested citation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Listeriosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for
2021. Stockholm: ECDC; 2022.

In 2021, 2 268 confirmed cases of listeriosis were reported by 30 EU/EEA Member States. The EU/EEA notification rate was 0.51 per 100 000 population. Germany, France, and Italy had the highest numbers of reported cases (560, 435 and 241, respectively), corresponding to 54.5% of all cases reported in the EU/EEA. The highest incidence rates were observed in Iceland, Finland, and Denmark. Figure 1 illustrates the country-specific age-standardised rates per 100 000 population.


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