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

Country profile

TBE is endemic in areas of northern Switzerland. A surveillance case definition has been in use since 1988 and was revised in 2007.

Overview of TBE surveillance in Switzerland

Indicator

Description

Type of surveillance

Comprehensive

Type of reporting

Mandatory

Type of data recorded

Case-based

Cases routinely reported

All symptomatic cases (including tick-borne fever)

Case definition

Yes (1988, revised in 2007)

Provision of surveillance data

N/A

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, fair sensitivity

Reference laboratory

National Reference Centre for Tick-borne Diseases, Neuch√Ętel http://www2.unine.ch/cnrt/

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