Country profile: Czech republic. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

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Period: 01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2010

TBE is endemic in the Czech Republic and 500–1 000 cases are reported annually. The Czech Republic is one of the countries with the highest incidence of TBE in Europe. TBE affects the whole country but the risk is significantly higher in the South Bohemian region.

Overview of TBE surveillance in Czech Republic

Indicator

Description

Type of surveillance

Comprehensive

Type of reporting

Mandatory

Type of data recorded

Case-based

Cases routinely reported

Cases with CNS infection

Case definition

Yes

Provision of surveillance data

No, summary figures for this repor

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, fair sensitivity

Reference laboratory

National Reference Laboratory for Arboviruses, Institute of Public Health, Ostrava

The data is published in the report 'Epidemiological situation of tick-borne encephalitis in the EU and EFTA'. The report was a first effort to collect existing data on TBE in EU/EFTA countries. The data, covering the period 2000–2010, were collected from different sources using different case definitions, time scales, and spatial units and do not reflect the complete picture and complexity of the epidemiology of this disease.

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