Invasive pneumococcal disease - Annual Epidemiological Report 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 pneumococcal disease. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2015. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017

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In 2015, 21 118 confirmed cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) were reported to TESSy. The notification rate for 2015 was 5.6 cases per 100 000 population, which is higher than in 2014. Age-specific rates were highest in those aged 65 years and over (16.1 cases per 100 000 population), followed by infants under one year of age (12.9 cases per 100 000 population). The 10 most common serotypes were 8, 3, 22F, 12F, 19A, 9N, 7F, 15A, 33F, 10A (in order of frequency), accounting for 62% of typed isolates. Of all cases <5 years of age, 72% were caused by a serotype not included in any PCV vaccine. Among cases aged 65 years and over, 71% were caused by a PPV23 serotype, and 32% were caused by a PCV13 serotype.