Syphilis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2015 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 19 November 2016

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Syphilis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2015. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017

In 2015, 28 701 syphilis cases were reported in 29 EU/EEA Member States (data were not available from Austria and Liechtenstein), at a rate of 6.0 per 100 000 population. Reported syphilis rates were eight times higher in men than in women. The majority of cases were reported in people older than 25 years, with young people between 15 and 24 years of age accounting for 13% of cases. Almost two-thirds (62%) of the syphilis cases with information on transmission category were reported in men who have sex with men (MSM).