According to EFSA and ECDC, human cases of campylobacteriosis decreased slightly in 2012 for the first time in five years, but campylobacteriosis remains the most commonly reported zoonotic disease and it is premature to suggest that this is the beginning of a downward trend. Salmonella cases in humans have continued to fall, marking a decrease for the seventh consecutive year. The trend in reported human cases of Listeria has been gradually increasing over the past four years. These are some of the main findings of the annual report on zoonoses and foodborne outbreaks in the European Union for 2012.
- Campylobacteriosis is still the most reported disease, accounting for 214,000 cases of infections.
- Over the years, salmonellosis has been decreasing- with 91,034 reported cases in 2012.
- Listeriosis accounted for 1,642 reported cases, 10.5% more than in 2011 and has been gradually increasing over the past five years.
Wednesday February 19, 2014/ EFSA/ European Union.