Tick-borne encephalitis - A European Health Challenge conference report of the 8th meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-borne Encephalitis (ISW TBE)

Ursula Kunze, Maria Avdicova, Ulf Baumhackl, Vaclav Chmelik, Gerhard Dobler, Hans Peter Gnehm, Goran Günther, Martin Haditsch, Mats Haglund, Franz Heinz, Volker Hingst, Krista Jaago, Gundula Jäger, Guntis Karelis, Olaf Kahl, Peter Kimmig, Christian Kunz, Michael Kunze, Victor Luyasu, Egon MarthMarta Melles, Rainer Oehme, Jarmo Oksi, Rosemarie Öander, Sarah Randolph, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Maurizio Ruszio, Sigurdur Skarpheddison, Pavel Steffanof, Jochen Süss, Werner Zenz, Kai Zilmer

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Abstract

The annual 2006 meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-borne Encephalitis (ISW TBE) raised the topic "Tick-borne Encephalitis - a European Health Challenge". TBE incidence has more or less increased in all European countries with a TBE risk in the last years (excepting Austria). Additionally, TBE has become an international public health problem because of increasing mobility of people travelling to risk areas. TBE vaccination should be recommended when people travel to endemic regions and come into contact with nature, regardless of the duration of the stay. As no clear recommendations for travellers exist, it will be one of the major future challenges of the ISW TBE to increase problem awareness outside endemic regions and create general recommendations, which are valid for at least all European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalWiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Volume156
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords*

  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Traveler
  • Vaccination

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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