Q fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

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Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Q fever. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.

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For 2018, 922 cases of Q fever were reported in the EU/EEA, 794 (86%) of which were confirmed. The EU/EEA notification rate for 2018 was 0.2 cases per 100 000 population. In 2018, a seasonal pattern was observed involving an increase in case numbers during the spring and summer months, similar to previous years. The rate of reported Q fever cases increased with age up to 64 years and was higher among men than women in the age groups above 14 years. 

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