Research – EU – Cryptosporidiosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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Executive summary

Key facts

  • For 2017, 21 EU/EEA countries reported 11 449 cryptosporidiosis cases, of which 11 418 were confirmed.
  • The notification rate was 3.2 confirmed cases per 100 000 population.
  • Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK) accounted for 71% of all confirmed cases, with the United Kingdom alone accounting for 44%.
  • Most of the cases were reported in September 2017, following the seasonal pattern of previous years.
  • Children aged 0–4 years had the highest notification rate of 12.5 cases per 100 000 population.

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