Hepatitis B - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
For 2019, 30 EU/EEA Member States reported 29 996 cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Excluding the five countries that only reported acute cases, the number of cases, 29 518, corresponds to a crude rate of 7.4 cases per 100 000 population.
The sustainable development goals and hepatitis B and C in the EU/EEA
In order to monitor progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 target to combat viral hepatitis, this report provides data on hepatitis B and C prevention, incidence, diagnosis, treatment, cure/viral suppression, and mortality in European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries with data collected in 2019.
Hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA: progress in reaching the elimination targets
This brief will present a snapshot of hepatitis B and C testing in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), discussing progress made towards the European action plan 2020 testing target, focussing on key populations and settings for testing, barriers to testing, and testing policies.
Surveillance systems overview for 2019
This spreadsheet contains all surveillance system overview tables from ECDC's annual epidemiological report for 2019.
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Chlamydia infection
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Hantavirus infection
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Lassa fever
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
- Q fever
- Rift Valley fever
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile virus infection
Strengthening screening for infectious diseases and vaccination among migrants in Europe: What is needed to close the implementation gaps?
Noori, T., Hargreaves, S., Greenaway, C., van der Werf, M., Driedger, M., Morton, R.L., Hui, C., Requena-Mendez, A., Agbata, E., Myran, D.T., Pareek, M., Campos-Matos, I., Nielsen, R.T., Semenza, J., Nellums, L.B., Pottie, K.
Prevention of hepatitis B and C in the EU/EEA and the UK
Urgent action is required to improve efforts to prevent hepatitis B and C infections in the EU/EEA and the UK if the region is to meet the 2020 targets for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a serious threat to public health. Significant gaps in the reported data in relation to prevalence and prevention of HBV and HCV in EU/EEA and the UK present a major challenge to monitoring progress towards the targets for elimination of hepatitis.
The civil society monitoring of hepatitis C response related to the WHO 2030 elimination goals in 35 European countries
Maticic, M., Pirnat, Z., Leicht, A., Zimmermann, R., Windelinck, T., Jauffret-Roustide, M., Duffell, E., Tammi, T., Schatz, E.
Hospital discharges of hepatocellular carcinoma and non-alcohol related cirrhosis in the EU/EEA and United Kingdom: a descriptive analysis of 2004–2015 data
Nakitanda, A.O., Duffell, E.
Viral hepatitis: Europe needs to close the testing gap
Approximately four in five people living with hepatitis B and three out of four people with hepatitis C infection across the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the UK have not yet been diagnosed. This is a major obstacle on the way towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for health in 2030 as highlighted by ECDC on occasion of World Hepatitis Day.