Listeria surveillance in Belgium

Last updated on 23-6-2020 by An Van den Bossche

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As is the case in the rest of Europe, the annual incidence of Listeria monocytogenes infections in humans significantly increased over the years. Over the last 18 years, the incidence rates varied between 0.4 and 0.9 cases/100 000 inhabitants, which is relatively high compares to other European countries (average of 0.43/100 000 inhabitants, ECDC report 2016). This increasing trend is mainly due to an increase of non-maternal-neonatal (n-MN) cases, since maternal-neonatal (MN) cases have been decreasing over the years. This latter is a consequence of active prevention campaigns targeting pr…

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