Smallpox - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. There were no reports of confirmed or possible smallpox cases in the EU/EEA or other countries for 2016.
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Smallpox was a systemic disease, officially eradicated since 1979 (WHO), caused by infection with the Variola major virus, whose only reservoir was infected humans.Read more
All 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
Diseases and special health issues under EU surveillance
ECDC collects, analyses and disseminates surveillance data on communicable diseases and related special health issues from all 28 European Union Member States and two of the three remaining European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Iceland and Norway).Read more