Salmonellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 17 September 2019.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Salmonellosis. In: ECDC. Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2023.

Salmonellosis is the second most commonly reported gastrointestinal infection, and an important cause of food-borne outbreaks in the EU/EEA.

In 2018, 92 881 laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonellosis were reported, out of which 121 were fatal. The EU/EEA notification rate was 20.0 cases per 100 000 population. Salmonellosis notification rates have stabilised in the last six years, after a long period characterised by a declining trend. Young children (0−4 years) had the highest notification rate with 94.9 cases per 100 000 population, eight times higher than in adults (25–64 years).