ECDC publishes leptospirosis annual epidemiological report for 2016

02 February 2021

Article: 55/0504

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual epidemiological report on leptospirosis for 2016. In total, 26 EU/EEA countries reported 783 confirmed cases of leptospirosis, with a notification rate of 0.17 cases per 100,000 of the population. Human leptospirosis was reported more commonly in adults, with notification rates being higher for males than females in all age groups. Leptospirosis shows a strong seasonality, with higher rates in summer and autumn.

Source: ECDC, 25 January 2021