Trichinellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
• 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.
Trichinellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Trichinella parasites. The disease occurs worldwide.Read more
Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe.Read more