The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual epidemiological report on rabies for 2019. EU/EEA countries reported five human Lyssavirus infections. Four human cases of travel-related rabies were reported by Italy, Latvia, Spain and Norway with exposure in Tanzania, India, Morocco and the Philippines, respectively. One locally-acquired fatal case of European bat lyssavirus (EBLV-1) infection was reported by France.
Source: ECDC, 14 January 2021