Notification rates of waterborne diseases show no major changes from previous year

 The surveillance report for "Notifications of potentially waterborne diseases" has just been published.

  • Children aged under four years experienced much higher notification rates for all waterborne diseases covered in this surveillance report.
  • The age-standardised rate of campylobacteriosis notifications was 108.8 per 100,000 people in 2021, following a steady decline since 2008.
  • The notification rate for cryptosporidiosis was 16.5 per 100,000 people, one of the lowest reported rates since 2001.
  • Notification rates of giardiasis have remained similar to 2020 after the sharp decrease in notifications from 2019 to 2020.


The surveillance report can be found here.