The European Union One Health 2022 report on foodborne pathogens in the EU

The European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control present the results of the zoonoses monitoring and surveillance activities carried out in 2022 in 27 Member States (MSs), the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), and 11 non-MSs. In 2022, the first and second most reported human zoonoses were campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, respectively. The number of cases of campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis remained stable compared to 2021. Salmonella samples from carcasses of various animal species and samples for Campylobacter quantification from broiler carcasses were more frequently positive when performed by the competent authorities than when their checks were conducted. Yersiniosis was humans' third most reported zoonosis, followed by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Listeria monocytogenes infections. L. monocytogenes and West Nile virus infections were the most severe zoonotic diseases, with the most hospitalizations and highest case fatality rates. The number of reported foodborne outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the EU was higher in 2022 than in 2021. The number of deaths from outbreaks was the highest ever reported in the EU in the last Salmonella. In particular, S. Enteritidis remained the most frequently reported causative agent for foodborne outbreaks. @


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