Surveillance of seven priority food- and waterborne diseases in the EU/EEA 2010-2012
This surveillance report on seven priority food- and waterborne diseases is the second dedicated epidemiological report for campylobacteriosis, listeriosis, non-typhoidal salmonellosis, shigellosis, Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infections, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, and yersiniosis, offering detailed analyses of these diseases in the EU/EEA for the years 2010 to 2012.
ECDC’s surveillance of food-and waterborne diseases and zoonoses is carried out under the auspices of the Programme of Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses. Each year, improvements in the harmonisation of systems, definitions, protocols and data are observed. Nevertheless, data provided by the EU/EEA Member States reflect differences in ascertainment and disease incidence, and as such, comparisons of raw numbers and rates cannot be relied upon as a true reflection of differences in epidemiology between countries. In this report, some country-specific data are presented, however the main focus is on overall EU/EEA trends based on confirmed data from the reporting countries.
Rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 6 infections linked to ready-to-eat meat products
26 Nov 2019 - Twenty-one cases of Listeria monocytogenes IVb sequence type ST 6 infections have been reported from the Netherlands (19 cases) and Belgium (two cases). This outbreak was identified using whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis.
Tularaemia Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
12 Nov 2019 - For 2018, 18 countries in the EU/EEA reported 441 cases of tularaemia, 358 (81%) of which were confirmed. The EU/EEA notification rate for 2018 was 0.07 cases per 100 000 population. The male-to-female ratio was 1.7:1. As in previous years, the notification rate among males was higher in most age groups except for the age groups between 5 and 24 years. Notification rates increased with age and peaked at 45–64 years.
Yersiniosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
7 Nov 2019 - For 2018, 29 EU/EEA countries reported 6 806 confirmed yersiniosis cases. The overall notification rate was 1.6 per 100 000 population and remained stable from 2014 to 2018. The highest rates were reported by Finland, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Lithuania. The highest rate was detected in 0-4 year-old children; 7.4 per 100 000 population for males and 6.4 per 100 000 population for females.