Lymphogranuloma venereum - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.
- Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a systemic STI caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1, L2, or L3.
- In 2018, 2 389 cases of LGV were reported in 22 countries.
- Four countries (France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom) accounted for 85% of all notified cases.
- Almost all cases in 2018 were reported among men who have sex with men; among the cases with known HIV status, 59% were HIV positive.
- The number of reported cases increased again in 2018, following a decrease in 2017.