Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Switzerland: annual zoonoses report

17 October, 2018

Campylobacteriosis remained the most frequently recorded zoonosis in humans in 2017 with 7,219 cases confirmed by lab diagnosis. A slight decrease from the 7,688 cases recorded in the previous year. In most cases, infections happen by eating contaminated food, with poultry meat being the primary source.
The second most common zoonosis is salmonellosis with 1,848 cases of lab-confirmed cases reported in humans. The number of cases in 2017 increased compared to the 1,517 in the previous year.
Last year, 45 cases of Listeria confirmed by laboratory diagnosis were reported to The Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). Serovar could be detected in 40 of these 45 cases. The most common was 4b in 18 cases followed by 1/2a in 15 infections.