Surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases in Europe, 2012

Surveillance report
Publication series: Surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases
Time period covered: January - December 2012
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases in Europe, 2012. Stockholm: ECDC; 2015.

This report describes the occurrence of invasive bacterial diseases (IBD) in Europe during 2012, based on data collected through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).

Executive summary

Invasive bacterial diseases remain an important public health issue across Europe and continue to cause serious disease in several countries, particularly among young children and the elderly. The aim of this report is to provide information on the morbidity, epidemiological trends and circulating strains of invasive bacterial diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis in Europe.

 

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