Malaria - Annual Epidemiological Report 2020

Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2020 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 25 October 2021.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Malaria. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2020. Stockholm: ECDC; 2023.

For 2020, 2 377 malaria cases were reported in the EU/EEA, 2 369 (> 99%) of which were confirmed. Among 2 088 cases with known importation status, 99.8% were travel-related. Five confirmed cases were reported as acquired in the EU (three by France and two by Greece). The number of cases was substantially lower than in previous years, probably due to the reduction in travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. As in previous years, the overall rate of confirmed malaria cases was higher among men than women (0.4 cases and 0.2 cases per 100 000 population, respectively; male-to-female ratio 1.9:1).