Infectious Diseases 2024

Infectious Diseases 2024

Campylobacter in Europe - 2022

ECDC 9 February, 2024

• Campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported gastrointestinal disease in the EU/EEA.
• In 2022, 30 EU/EEA countries reported 140,241 confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis.
• The overall EU/EEA notification rate was 46.9 cases per 100,000 population.
• The campylobacteriosis notification rate was highest in children under five years at 146.2 cases per 100,000 population.
• Thirty-five deaths from campylobacteriosis were reported in 2022, resulting in an EU/EEA case fatality rate of 0.04%.
• Campylobacteriosis shows clear seasonality, with a peak of cases in the summer months.
• While resistance to fluoroquinolones remains high in Campylobacter isolates from human infections, statistically significant decreasing trends in resistance to macrolides and tetracyclines were observed in several countries during the period 2018−2022.
• In most countries, poultry meat is considered a major source of human campylobacteriosis.