ECDC publishes TBE and ZIKV epidemiological reports for 2019

30 March 2021

Article: 55/1302

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

  • Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) – 25 EU/EEA countries reported 3,411 cases of TBE in 2019, 3,246 of which were confirmed. 
  • Zika virus disease (ZIKV) – 71 cases of ZIKV disease were reported in the EU/EEA in 2019. This included five locally acquired cases, three autochthonous vector-borne cases, one case of sexual transmission, and one case of non-mosquito borne transmission. In total, 92% of cases of ZIKV disease with known importation status were from returning travellers.

Sources: ECDC, 24 March 2021 and ECDC, 24 March 2021