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

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Period: 01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2010

Lithuania is one of the countries with the highest number of reported TBE cases in Europe. TBE is present throughout Lithuania but the northern parts of the country are regarded to be TBE foci.

Indicator

Description

Type of surveillance

Comprehensive

Type of reporting

Mandatory

Type of data recorded

Case-based

Cases routinely reported

All cases

Case definition

No

Provision of surveillance data

Case-based (2010)

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, fair sensitivity

Reference laboratory

National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory, Vilniushttp://www.nvspl.lt

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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