ECDC publishes Lassa fever and yersiniosis annual epidemiological reports for 2019

02 February 2021

Article: 55/0503

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published two annual epidemiological reports on communicable diseases in Europe for 2019. 

  • The Lassa fever annual report for 2019 reported two imported cases of Lassa fever in the Netherlands. No further cases of Lassa fever or other viral haemorrhagic fevers caused by arenaviruses were reported in the EU/EEA. 
  • The yersiniosis annual report for 2019 reported 7,048 confirmed cases of yersiniosis in the EU/EEA. The overall notification rate of 1.7 per 100,000 of the population has remained stable from 2015 to 2019. The highest rates were reported by Finland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic.

Sources: ECDC, 25 January 2021 and ECDC, 25 January 2021