April 23, 2018: A recent study of European infectious diseases found that one in 14 inhabitants of the European Union and the European Economic Area experience an infectious disease episode each year.
Influenza and the foodborne pathogens campylobacter and salmonella were classified as high incidence/high mortality diseases. Out of the 31 diseases studied, influenza carries the highest burden in disability adjusted life years, followed by tuberculosis, HIV, and invasive pneumococcal disease. In total, the burden of these infectious diseases led to 1.38 million disability-adjusted life years between 2009 and 2013.
Read the study here.