Trichinellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2021

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2021 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 9 October 2022.

In 2021, 29 EU/EEA countries reported 79 cases of trichinellosis which represented a 32% decrease compared with 2020. In 2021, Bulgaria and Croatia reported the highest notification rate in the EU/EEA at 0.42 cases per 100 000 population and accounted for 58% of all cases reported. At national level, the highest notification rates of 0.42 cases per 100 000 population were reported by Bulgaria and Croatia. Consumption of undercooked meat from pigs raised under non-controlled (non-confined/free-range) housing conditions or hunted wild boar constitutes the highest risk for acquiring Trichinella infection in the EU/EEA.