Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Scotland: Campylobacter annual surveillance report - 2019

12 February, 2020

During 2019, 5975 laboratory reports of Campylobacter were received by HPS (Health Protection Scotland). This was a decrease when compared with 2018 (6096 reports) and an increase on 2017 (5795 reports), but within the annual variation observed over the past ten years.
The overall rate of Campylobacter in Scotland in 2019 was 109.9 reports per 100,000 population, compared with 112.1 reports per 100,000 population in 2018.
Laboratory reports peaked in the spring and summer months, with highest numbers inweeks 21-14. Age stratification showed that amongst children and young adults, rates were higher inchildren under 5 years of age (91.4 reports per 100,000 population) and amongst adults, rates were highest in those aged 50 years and older (142.4 reports per 100,000 population). Overall, the incidence was higher in males (119.0 reports per 100,000 population) thanin females (101.2 reports per 100,000 population).