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

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Period: 01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2010

TBE, which was first diagnosed in 1998, occurs sporadically in Norway although parts of the southern coast have been established as endemic.

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Indicator

Description

Type of surveillance

Comprehensive

Type of reporting

Mandatory

Type of data recorded

Case-based

Cases routinely reported

All cases

Case definition

Yes (2008)

Provision of surveillance data

N/A

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, fair sensitivity

Reference laboratory

Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Virology , Division of Infectious Disease Control, Oslohttp://www.fhi.no

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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