European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
An agency of the European Union
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Smallpox. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report
for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.
Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. There were no reports of confirmed or possible smallpox in the EU/EEA or other countries for 2018.
Smallpox was a systemic disease, officially eradicated since 1979 (WHO), caused by infection with the Variola major virus, whose only reservoir was infected humans.
This spreadsheet contains all surveillance system overview tables from ECDC's annual epidemiological report for 2018.