Information on Legionella diseases

The number of people in Europe suffering from Legionnaires’ disease (legionellosis) has increased in recent years. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 7069 cases were reported in Europe in 2016. The number of cases has also risen in Austria: 100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease were documented in 2013, and 218 were documented in 2017.



The influenza situation in Austria is monitored via the so-called Influenza Surveillance System. Data is gathered from a clinical and a virological sentinel surveillance system, in addition to data from laboratory reports on influenza detection from five other virological labs. This data is updated on a weekly basis.



Easter is high season for colored eggs, chocolate, ham and spinach. AGES regularly reviews these foods.


Animal Transportation in Austria

The TRACES Austria Report 2016 provides an analysis of the transportation of animals and animal products to and from Austria in 2016.


Announcements by the Federal Offices

Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES)

BASG: Reporting side effects of a medicine

If you suspect side effects or adverse drug reactions, consult your doctor or health care professional for further diagnosis and treatment. You also have the possibility to report suspected side effects of medicines directly to the Federal Office for Health Security (BASG) online.