Cryptosporidiosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2014
In 2014, 7 316 cryptosporidiosis cases, 7 285 of which were confirmed, were reported in the EU/EEA. This represents a 5% increase from 2013.
• In 2014, 7 316 cryptosporidiosis cases, 7 285 of which were confirmed, were reported in the EU/EEA. This represents a 5% increase from 2013.
• The notification rate was 2.4 confirmed cases per 100 000 population.
• Cases aged 0–4 years showed the highest notification rate with 11.2 confirmed cases per 100 000 for males and 9.2 confirmed cases per 100 000 for females.
• As in previous years, reported cases peaked in the late summer and autumn (August–October).
In 2014, 23 EU/EAA countries reported cryptosporidiosis cases. Three countries reported 0 cases (Croatia, Cyprus and Malta).
Of all reporting countries, 19 countries used the current EU case definition for reporting cryptosporidiosis cases to TESSy, as published in 2008 and 2012. One country used the 2002 EU case definition for cryptosporidiosis, which excludes molecular detection methods, and three countries used other unspecified case definitions.
Twenty countries have mandatory reporting of cryptosporidiosis cases at the national level, and three countries use active surveillance (Annex).