ECDC publishes trichinellosis annual epidemiological report for 2018

14 June 2022

Article: 56/2306

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual epidemiological report on trichinellosis for 2018. 

In 2018, nine EU and EEA countries reported 85 cases of trichinellosis, 66 of which were confirmed. Bulgaria and Romania accounted for 83% of all confirmed cases. The overall EU and EEA notification rate was 0.01 cases per 100,000 of the population, the lowest rate reported since the beginning of EU-level trichinellosis surveillance in 2007. Consumption of undercooked meat from pigs raised under non-controlled housing conditions, or hunted wild boar, constitutes the highest risk for acquiring trichinellosis in the EU and EEA. 

Source: ECDC, 8 June 2022