Variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 17 September 2019.
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease. In: ECDC. Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2022.

One confirmed case of variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease (vCJD) was identified in the EU/EEA (France) in 2018. vCJD disease remains extremely rare. This is consistent with the current understanding of the underlying epidemiology of vCJD, and with the positive impact of risk mitigation measures introduced in the EU from the late 1980s to remove potentially infectious animal material from the human food chain.