Salmonellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
Salmonellosis is the second most commonly reported gastrointestinal infection, and an important cause of food-borne outbreaks in the EU/EEA. In 2020, 53 169 laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonellosis were reported, out of which 61 were fatal. The EU/EEA notification rate was 14.2 cases per 100 000 population. Salmonellosis notification rates in the last five years, preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, have been stable. The number of cases in 2020 were significantly lower than previously reported numbers, primarily as a consequence of the pandemic. The reported case rate was highest in young children (0−4 years) with 76.3 cases per 100 000 population, ten times higher than in adults (25–64 years).
Enteric infections due to Salmonella bacteria are generally referred to by the term ‘salmonellosis’ when they are due to Salmonella species other than Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi.Read more
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.Read more