Q fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
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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Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe. These reports give overviews of the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe, drawn from surveillance information on the 52 communicable diseases and health issues for which surveillance is mandatory in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.Read more
Human infection with Q fever is normally caused by contact with an infected animal, most commonly sheep, goats and cattle.Read more