Invasive meningococcal disease - 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 26 October 2016
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Invasive meningococcal disease. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2015. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017

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In 2015, 3 121 confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease were reported by 30 EU/EEA Member States to ECDC. The notification rate was 0.6 cases per 100 000 population. Age-specific rates were highest in infants (10.0 cases per 100 000 population), followed by 1–4-year-olds (2.8 cases per 100 000 population). The majority of cases were caused by serogroup B (61%). The notification rate of serogroup C was low in all countries regardless of whether meningococcal C conjugate (MCC) vaccine was included in national routine immunisation schedules.