ECDC publishes annual epidemiological reports on TBE and Zika virus disease

06 August 2019

Article: 53/3102

On 29 July 2019, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published their annual epidemiological reports on tick-borne encephalitis and on Zika virus disease for 2017.

Data for 2017 reported 3,079 cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in EU/EEA countries, 2,550 (83%) of which were confirmed. TBE showed a seasonal pattern in 2017, with 78% of cases occurring from May to November, while 42% of cases occurred from June to August.

In 2017, the outbreak of Zika virus disease in the Caribbean and the Americas during 2015 to 2016 had subsided, leading to a significant decrease in the number of travel-associated infections in EU/EEA countries, where a total of 274 cases were reported.

Up to date guidance is available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Source: ECDC, 29 July 2019