Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Campylobacteriosis: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

ECDC 8 April, 2019

Campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported gastrointestinal disease in the EU/EEA.
• In 2017, 29 EU/EEA countries reported 250,161 confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis.
• The overall EU/EEA notification rate was 64.9 cases per 100,000 population.
The number of reported deaths attributed to campylobacteriosis increased from 62 in 2016 to 72 in 2017.
• Human campylobacteriosis was more common in children under five years of age than in other age groups.
In 2017, children under five years of age accounted for 13.4% of the 249,776 confirmed cases with known age. The notification rate was 138.0 cases per 100 000 in this age group.
• Campylobacteriosis shows clear seasonality, with a sharp peak of cases in the summer months and a smaller peak at the beginning of the year.
• Handling, preparing and consuming broiler meat is estimated to account for 20–30% of all human cases.

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