ECDC publish chlamydia annual epidemiological report for 2018

28 July 2020

Article: 54/3005

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual chlamydia epidemiological report for 2018.

For 2018, 26 EU/EEA member states reported 406,406 confirmed cases of chlamydia infection. The crude notification rate was 146 cases per 100,000 of the population. Notification rates of chlamydia infection varied considerably across Europe, with the highest country-specific rates over 1,000 times greater than the lowest rates, which probably reflects the differences in chlamydia testing, case finding and reporting, rather than being indicative of actual differences in chlamydia prevalence. Notification rates continue to be highest among young adult women and heterosexuals. The overall trend appears to have remained stable in recent years, but there are variations at country level.

Source: ECDC, 24 July 2020