Salmonellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report
30 Jan 2020
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 11 December 2018.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Salmonellosis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020.

Salmonellosis is the second most commonly reported gastrointestinal infection and an important cause of foodborne outbreaks in the EU/EEA. In 2017, 92 649 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported of which 156 were fatal. The EU/EEA notification rate was 19.6 cases per 100 000 population. Salmonellosis notification rates have stabilised in the last five years after a long period marked by a declining trend. The notification rate was highest in young children 0−4 years with 94.1 cases per 100 000 population, eight times higher than in adults 25–64 years.