In 2020, 29 EU/EEA Member States reported 1 931 confirmed listeriosis cases. Germany, France and Spain had the highest number of reported cases. The age-standardised EU/EEA notification rate was 0.37 cases per 100 000 population.
The highest rate was detected among elderly people above 64 years of age (1.5 cases per 100 000 population). In 2020, a decrease in the number of confirmed listeriosis cases was seen in the EU/EEA, which was a possible outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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