European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2013

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Publication series: EU summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses
Time period covered: 1 January - 31 December 2013
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EFSA and ECDC (European Food Safety Authority and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), 2015. The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2013. EFSA Journal 2015;13(1):3991, 165 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2015.3991 

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​The report presents the results of the zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2013 in 32 European countries:eg 28 Member States (MS) and four non-Member States (non-MS) European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.

Executive summary

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) summarised all submitted data on the occurrence of zoonoses and food-borne outbreaks.

This file replaces the earlier version published on 28 January 2015

Note (13 October 2015): The joint EFSA/ECDC reports was reviewed due to inconsistencies in datasets from some EU Member States. These inconsistencies came to EFSA’s attention 2015.   In the 2012 report, the revised data are those relating to Salmonella. In the 2013 report, experts reviewed data on Salmonella, Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) and West Nile virus.

None of these changes affected the human data reported for these years.

The revised documents were published in March 2016