ECDC publishes malaria and hantavirus infection annual epidemiological reports for 2019

27 April 2021

Article: 55/1705

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published 2019 annual epidemiological reports for: 

  • malaria – 8,641 cases were reported in the EU and EEA, of which 8,638 were confirmed. Among the 5,509 cases with known importation status, 99.8% were travel-related. Nine confirmed cases were reported as acquired in the EU, two each in Germany, Greece, Spain and France, and one in the Netherlands. 
  • hantavirus infection – 29 EU and EEA countries reported 4,046 cases, the notification rate being 0.8 per 100,000 of the population. In total, 98% of cases were caused by Puumala virus. Finland and Germany accounted for 69% of all reported cases.

Sources: ECDC, 22 April 2021 and ECDC, 22 April 2021