Chlamydia - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2015 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 19 November 2016
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Chlamydia. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for
2015. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017.

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In 2015, 394 163 cases of chlamydia infection were reported in 27 EU/EEA Member States. The overall notification rate was 173 per 100 000 persons.Notification rates of chlamydia infection varied considerably across Europe: in the country with the highest rates, rates were more than 5 000 times higher than in the country with the lowest rates. This is mainly a reflection of the differences in chlamydia testing and case finding rather than an indication of actual differences in chlamydia prevalence. Notification rates continue to be highest among young adult women and heterosexuals. The overall trend appears to be stable, both at the European and at the country level.