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)

Ursula Kunze*, Horst Aspöck, Barry Atkinson, Maria Avdičová, Gabriela Böhm, Lidia Chitimia, Roman Chlibek, Vaclav Chmelik, Hans Dautel, Gerhard Dobler, Georg Duscher, Mona Lisa Engmann, Asa Fowler, André Gessner, Franz Xaver Heinz, Gerhard Hofmann, Henrieta Hudecková, Eva Jilkovà, Olaf Kahl, Guntis KarelisPeter Kimmig, Michael Kunze, Ute Mackenstedt, Rasti Madar, Egon Marth, Aukse Mickiene, Masyar Monazahian, Matthias Niedrig, Rainer Oehme, Maria Paulke-Korinek, Olivier Péter, Martin Pfeffer, Matthias Ponfick, Martina Prelog, Roman Prymula, Maurizio Ruscio, Erich Schmutzhard, Patrick Sebastian, Tatjana Sidorcka, Astrid Sonnleitner, Gerold Stanek, Robert Steffen, Mikael Sundin, Jochen Süss, Pille Taba, Elina Tonteri, Antti Vaheri, Oli Vapalahti, Renata Vaverkova, Wolfgang Wagner, Cornelius Warncke, Joanna Zajkowska, Dace Zavadska, Hervé Zeller, Werner Zenz, Milda Zygutiene

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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
Number of pages4
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

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