Country profile: Germany. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

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Period: 01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2010

TBE is known to be endemic in Germany and high-risk areas are located in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Overview of TBE surveillance in Germany

Indicator

Description

Type of surveillance

Comprehensive

Type of reporting

Mandatory

Type of data recorded

Case-based

Cases routinely reported

All cases

Case definition

Yes

Provision of surveillance data

No, summary figures for this report

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

N/A

Reference laboratory

Consultant Laboratory on TBE, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin www.rki.de/konsiliarlabor-fsme

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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