Chronic hepatitis B infections on the rise since 2008
In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27 000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows a consistent upward trend in reported chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008.
Hepatitis C - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 31 273 cases of hepatitis C were reported in 29 EU/EEA Member States. Excluding countries that only reported acute cases, 31 178 cases corresponds to a crude rate of 7.3 cases per 100 000 population.
Travel-associated hepatitis A in Europe, 2009 to 2015
Beauté, J., Westrell, T., Schmid, D., Müller, L., Epstein, J., Kontio, M., Couturier, E., Faber, M., Mellou, K., Borg, M.-L., Friesema, I., Vold, L., Severi, E.
ECDC: around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C
An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million (3.9) with chronic hepatitis C infection. However, large numbers of them are not even aware of their infection as they have not yet been tested and diagnosed.
Hepatitis A virus in the EU/EEA, 1975–2014
A systematic review of seroprevalence and incidence comprising European surveillance data and national vaccination recommendations. This report provides a comprehensive picture of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection epidemiology in the EU/EEA between 1975 and 2014.