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Table 10 Number of estimated varicella cases occurring in European countries every year, number of varicella cases reported to EUVAC

From: Estimation of the burden of varicella in Europe before the introduction of universal childhood immunization

Country Annual estimated number of cases in the community (All ages) Number of varicella cases reported to EUVAC.NET (2009) Number of varicella cases reported to EUVAC.NET (2010) Average number of cases reported to EUVAC.NET (2009/10) Reported cases/estimated total cases (%)
Bulgaria 68,840 29,117 19,724 24,421 35
Croatia 43,380 17,563 16,027 16,795 39
Cyprus 9387 159 75 117 1
Czech Republic 112,559 47,192 48,270 47,731 42
Estonia 14,846 8556 6146 7351 50
Finlanda 58,715 360 358 359 1
Greeceb 109,214 7 5 6 0
Hungary 97,591 40,460 39,602 40,031 41
Italy 597,881 56,502 39,649 48,076 8
Latvia 20,772 5019 3697 4358 21
Lithuania 28,498 12,698 11,042 11,870 42
Malta 4524 183 92 138 3
Norwayc 63,105 31 NR 31 0
Poland 403,362 140,115 183,446 161,781 40
Romania 206,872 44,693 36,245 40,469 20
Slovakia 57,449 17,735 19,887 18,811 33
Slovenia 21,729 13,060 9087 11,074 51
Spain 478,816 141,399 157,222 149,311 31
  1. NR not reported
  2. aFinland has a laboratory based surveillance system which does not separate clinical disease and therefore includes both varicella and herpes zoster. Only laboratory confimed cases are reported.bGreece: the national mandatory surveillance system includes only varicella cases with complications.cNorway: only laboratory confirmed cases of varicella encephalitis reported.
  3. NET during 2009 and 2010, and percentage of reported cases out of the total number of estimated varicella cases occurring in the community