Zoonotic disease in Scotland, 2019

Publication Date: 20 October 2020

​​This release presents provisional information on laboratory reports of the most commonly reported zoonotic infections, excluding foodborne infection, in Scotland up to the end of 2019. 

This is compared to previous years’ data.

Main points: 

  • The most frequently reported, non-foodborne, zoonotic organisms were Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), Pasteurella species, and Toxoplasma
  • There were 308 laboratory-confirmed reports of Borrelia burgdorferi, an increase on the 238 reported in 2018.
  • There were 233 reports of Pasteurellosis, an increase on the 209 reported in 2018. 
  • There were 30 reports of Toxoplasma, a slight decrease on the 34 reported in 2018. ​

Resource information

Public Health Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report


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