ECDC publishes annual epidemiological report for mumps

23 February 2021

Article: 55/0806

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

For 2018, 11,312 cases of mumps were reported to ECDC by 28 EU and EEA member states, with an overall notification rate of 2.6 cases per 100,000 of the population. There were no deaths reported, and hospitalisation or complications due to mumps were rare, affecting 4.5% and 6.5% respectively of the cases with data recorded on these outcomes. Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK accounted for 79% of all notified cases, with new or continuing outbreaks in these countries during the first half of the year responsible for the majority of cases.

Source: ECDC, 16 February 2021