Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)

surveillance report

ECDC’s Annual Epidemiological Report is now available as a series of individual epidemiological disease reports. Reports will be published as they become available.

Starting with the annual reports based on 2015 data (and published during 2017), this change is also reflected in the titles: reports will no longer be named after the year of publication; instead, the year given in the title (i.e. 'Annual epidemiological report for 2015') refers to the year the data were collected.

All reports on this page are based on data retrieved from TESSy.[1] Countries participating in disease surveillance submitted their data electronically.

The communicable diseases and related health issues covered by the below reports are under European Union and European Economic Area disease surveillance [2],[3],[4],[5]. 

ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.

Diseases and health topics Annual Epidemiological Reports for
  2017 2016 2015 2014
Anthrax        2015 2014
Antimicrobial consumption 2017 2016 2015 2014
Antimicrobial resistance (EARS-Net)       2014
Botulism     2015 2014
Brucellosis   2016 2015 2014
Campylobacteriosis     2015 2014
Chikungunya virus disease   2016 2015 2014
Chlamydia infection   2016 2015 2014
Cholera      2015 2014
Communicable disease threats to public health in the EU   2016    
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever      2015 2014
Cryptosporidiosis     2015 2014
Dengue   2016 2015 2014
Diphtheria    2016 2015 2014
Ebola and Marburg fevers      2015 2014
Echinococcosis    2016 2015 2014
Giardiasis (lambliasis)   2016 2015 2014
Gonorrhoea   2016 2015 2014
Haemophilus influenzae infection, invasive disease    2016 2015 2014
Hantavirus infection   2016 2015 2014
Healthcare-associated infections: Clostridium difficile infections   2016    
Healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units   2016 2015 2014
Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections    2016 2015 2014
Hepatitis A      2015 2014
Hepatitis B    2016 2015 2014
Hepatitis C     2016 2015 2014
HIV infection and AIDS    2016 2015 2014
Influenza, seasonal  2017 2016 2015 2014
Influenza, zoonotic    2016 2015 2014
Lassa fever    2016 2015 2014
Legionnaires' disease    2016 2015 2014
Leptospirosis      2015 2014
Listeriosis      2015 2014
Lymphogranuloma venereum   2016 2015 2014
Malaria      2015 2014
Meningococcal infection, invasive disease   2016 2015 2014
Measles 2017  see separate report series
Mumps    2016 2015 2014
Pertussis    2016 2015 2014
Plague   2016 2015 2014
Pneumococcal disease    2016 2015 2014
Poliomyelitis    2016 2015 2014
Q-fever      2015 2014
Rabies    2016 2015 2014
Rift Valley fever      2015 2014
Rubella 2017  see separate report series
Salmonellosis     2015 2014
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)      2015 2014
Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection    2016 2015 2014
Shigellosis      2015 2014
Smallpox    2016 2015 2014
Syphilis    2016 2015 2014
Syphilis, congenital   2016 2015 2014
Tetanus    2016 2015 2014
Tick-borne encephalitis    2016 2015 2014
Toxoplasmosis, congenital     2015 2014
Trichinellosis      2015 2014
Tuberculosis    2016 2015 2014
Tularaemia      2015 2014
Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers      2015 2014
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)      2015 2014
West Nile fever     2015 2014
Yellow fever    2016 2015 2014
Yersiniosis      2015 2014
Zika virus infection   2016    

 

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  1. The European Surveillance System (TESSy) is a system for the collection, analysis and dissemination of data on communicable diseases. EU Member States and EEA countries contribute to the system by uploading their infectious disease surveillance data at regular intervals.
  2. 2000/96/EC: Commission Decision of 22 December 1999 on the communicable diseases to be progressively covered by the Community network under Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. Official Journal, OJ L 28, 03.02.2000, p. 50–53.
  3. 2003/534/EC: Commission Decision of 17 July 2003 amending Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision 2000/96/EC as regards communicable diseases listed in those decisions and amending Decision 2002/253/EC as regards the case definitions for communicable diseases. Official Journal, OJ L 184, 23.07.2003, p. 35–39.
  4. 2007/875/EC: Commission Decision of 18 December 2007 amending Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision 2000/96/EC as regards communicable diseases listed in those decisions. Official Journal, OJ L 344, 28.12.2007, p. 48–49.
  5. Commission Decision 2119/98/EC of the Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 1998 setting up a network for the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the Community. Official Journal, OJ L 268, 03/10/1998 p. 1–7.
  6. 2002/253/EC: Commission Decision of 19 March 2002 laying down case definitions for reporting communicable diseases to the Community network under Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. Official Journal, OJ L 86, 03.04.2002, p. 44–62.
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