Yellow fever - 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 10 September 2019.
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Yellow fever. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020.

ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.

Executive summary

For 2018, EU/EEA countries reported 13 travel-related cases of yellow fever. The cases were reported by France (7), Germany (2), Czechia (1), the Netherlands (1), Romania (1) and the United Kingdom(1). The case reported by the Netherlands acquired the infection in Senegal or Gambia. All other cases acquired the infection in Brazil.

This was the highest number of yellow fever cases ever reported in the EU/EEA in one year. In the previous four years, only one case was reported: the Netherlands reported an imported case with a travel history to Suriname.