Tick-borne encephalitis - A notifiable disease, a review after one year: Report of the 16th annual meeting of the international scientific working group on tick-borne encephalitis (ISW-TBE)

ISW-TBE Collaboration, Ursula Kunze, Guntis Karelis, Dace Zavadska

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Abstract

The 16th Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE) - a group of neurologists, general practicioners, clinicians, travel physicans, virologists, paediatricians, and epidemiologists - was held under the title "Tick-borne Encephalitis - a Notifiable Disease, a Review after One Year". With the inclusion of TBE in the list of notifiable diseases in 2012, an important measure was established to continue improving the level of evidence on TBE in Europe to better help guide policies and methods to lower the burden of this disease. The conference agenda was divided into six parts concerning Travel Medicine, Epidemiology & Risk Areas, Poster Session with an Epidemiological Update in Europe, Interactive Debate, Cases, and Social Communiation and Recommendations. Important topics regarding current epidemiological investigations, risk areas, mobility, cases, TBE in children, treatment options, vaccination rates, and latest news on vaccination were presented and extensively discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
JournalTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Keywords*

  • Awareness
  • International scientific working group on tick-borne encephalitis
  • Risk
  • TBE
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • 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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