1887
Articles Open Access
Like 0
This item has no PDF Download

Abstract

The recorded incidence of tickborne encephalitis (TBE) in Europe and Russia has changed over the past two decades, but the geographical pattern of change is heterogeneous (1) (see figure). The most dramatic changes of all were the sudden increases (2- to 30-fold) in 1992-3 in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus, with marked but lesser increases in Estonia, Germany, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. TBE cases have increased steadily since the mid-1970s in Russia, and since the mid-1980s in Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland. Since 1997, the first cases have appeared in Norway (2). Along the southern edge of the virus's range, in Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary, incidence has fluctuated and shown no consistent trend apart from signs of decreasing over the past 4-5 years. In Austria, the only country with extensive systematic vaccination coverage, TBE incidence has decreased progressively since the early 1980s.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/10.2807/esw.06.23.01953-en
2002-06-06
2017-11-22
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/esw.06.23.01953-en
Loading
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/eurosurvweeklyarchive/6/23/art01953-en.htm?itemId=/content/10.2807/esw.06.23.01953-en&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah
Comment has been disabled for this content
Submit comment
Close
Comment moderation successfully completed
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error