Congenital syphilis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 37 congenital syphilis cases were reported in 23 EU/EEA Member States, at a crude rate of 1.1 cases per 100 000 live births.p
Figure 1. Number of reported confirmed congenital syphilis cases per 100 000 live births; number of countries reporting congenital syphilis data, 25 EU/EEA countries, 2005–2014
Number of reported confirmed congenital syphilis cases per 100 000 live births; number of countries reporting congenital syphilis data, 25 EU/EEA countries, 2005–
Syphilis and congenital syphilis in Europe - A review of epidemiological trends (2007–2018) and options for response
Since 2010, syphilis notification rates in the EU/EAA have been on the increase, but in recent years this trend seems to accelerate, predominantly among men having sex with men. Similar trends have been observed in high-income countries outside the EU/EAA. While the overall trend remained relatively stable, outbreaks or clusters of syphilis cases have also been reported among heterosexual populations in the EU/EEA. In several high-income countries (e.g. USA, Japan), increases in congenital syphilis occurred in connection with increases in syphilis notifications among women.