EFSA ECDC New Zoonoses Summary Report - 2013

The European Food Safety Authority EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC have published the new summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks that occured in 2013 in 32 European countries (28 Member States and four non-Member States). 


A total of 5,196 food-borne outbreaks, including waterborne outbreaks, were reported in the EU. 

Human campylobacteriosis infection notifications have stabilised, but occurrence of Campylobacter in food and animals continued to be high in broiler meat.

The decrease in human salmonellosis cases continued, and the Salmonellosis reduction programmes in poultry have effect.

Human listeriosis infections increased.

Yersinia cases were mainly reported in pig meat and products thereof.

Verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) infections in humans increased

Most food-borne outbreaks were caused by Salmonella, followed by viruses, bacterial toxins and Campylobacter, whereas in 28.9 % of all outbreaks the causative agent was unknown. 

The whole report can be downloaded HERE