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Published on 18/12/2017

EU summary report on zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks 2016 is out

The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2016 was published on 12 December 2017.

Here is the paragraphe on Listeria of the annoucement page entitled "Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU"

Listeria infections, which are generally more severe, led to hospitalisation in 97% of reported cases. In 2016, listeriosis continued to rise, with 2,536 cases (a 9.3% increase) and 247 deaths reported. Most deaths occur in people aged over 64 (fatality rate of 18.9%). People over 84 are particularly at risk (fatality rate of 26.1%). Listeriaseldom exceeded legal safety limits in ready-to-eat foods.


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