Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 21 February 2018.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. 

Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are relatively rare in the EU/EEA and mainly acquired during travel to countries outside the EU/EEA, particularly in south Asia. In 2016, 22 EU/EEA countries reported 1 161 confirmed cases.

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