Trichinellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020

Surveillance report
14 Oct 2022
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2020 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 19 January 2022.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Trichinellosis. In: ECDC. Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020. Stockholm: ECDC; 2022.

• In 2020, nine EU/EEA countries reported 117 confirmed cases of trichinellosis.
• Bulgaria, Italy and Poland accounted for 88% of all confirmed cases.
• The overall EU/EEA notification rate was 0.03 cases per 100 000 population, in 2020.
• Consumption of undercooked meat from pigs raised under non-controlled housing conditions, or wild boar hunted as game, constitutes the highest risk for acquiring trichinellosis in the EU/EEA.