European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
An agency of the European Union
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Plague. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2019. Stockholm: ECDC; 2021.
For 2019, no cases of plague were reported by any of the EU/EEA countries.
Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria. Blood sucking fleas transmit the bacteria among animals, and various species of rodents can become infected.
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe.