Campylobacteriosis: annual epidemiological report 2015

08 May 2018

Article: 52/1806

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published its annual epidemiological report for 2015 on cases of campylobacteriosis on 30 April 2018.

In 2015, 231,650 confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis were reported by 27 EU countries, plus Iceland and Norway. From 2011 to 2015, Germany, the UK and the Czech Republic reported the highest numbers of cases per year. In 2015, the cases from Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic and Spain accounted for 71% of all confirmed cases.

The male-to-female ratio was 1.2:1 in 2015. Overall, 13.0% of all reported cases were children below five years and the notification rate was 181.2 cases per 100,000 population in this age group. Higher rates in males than females were seen across all age groups.

Human cases of campylobacteriosis followed a clear seasonality, with most cases reported in June, July and August, similar to previous years.

The number of reported deaths attributed to campylobacteriosis increased from 25 in 2014 to 60 in 2015. Eighty per cent of reported deaths were observed in the age group 65 years and above.

Source: ECDC, 30 April 2018