Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE): an underestimated risk…still: report of the 14th annual meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE).
Authors: Kunze U,ISW-TBE,Aspöck H,Avdičová M,Caumes E,Chitima L,Chlibek R,Christiansen CB,Cleton N,Czajka H,Dautel H,Dobler G,Engmann ML,Košnik IG,Haditsch M,Haglund M,Hansmann Y,Heinz FX,Hjertqvist M,Hoel T,Hrabcik H,Jaago K,Jääskeläinen A,Jelenik Z,Jilkovà E,Kahl O,Kimmig P,Kollaritsch H,Krech T,Kunze M,Lidefelt KJ,Mackenstedt U,Madar R,Marth E,Mickiene A,Montomoli E,Oehme R,Péter O,Petko B,Pfeffer M,Póta G,Prymula R,Ruscio M,Stanek G,Steffen R,Sundin M,Süss J,Taba P,Tonteri E,Turk K,Vaheri A,Vakkila J,Wieten R,Würzner R,Zajkowska J,Zilmer K,Zygutiene M,
Address: Institute for Social Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Rooseveltplatz 3, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal: Ticks Tick Borne Dis.
Publication: 2012 Jun;3(3):197-201. Epub 2012 Jun 5.
Today, the risk of getting Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) is still underestimated in many parts of Europe and worldwide. Therefore, the 14th meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE) - a group of neurologists, general practitioners, clinicians, travel physicians, virologists, pediatricians, and epidemiologists - was held under the title "Tick-borne encephalitis: an underestimated risk…still". Among the discussed issues were: TBE, an underestimated risk in children, a case report in two Dutch travelers, the very emotional report of a tick victim, an overview of the epidemiological situation, investigations to detect new TBE cases in Italy, TBE virus (TBEV) strains circulation in Northern Europe, TBE Program of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), efforts to increase the TBE vaccination rate in the Czech Republic, positioning statement of the World Health Organization (WHO), and TBE in dogs. To answer the question raised above: Yes, the risk of getting TBE is underestimated in children and adults, because awareness is still too low. It is still underestimated in several areas of Europe, where, for a lack of human cases, TBEV is thought to be absent. It is underestimated in travelers, because they still do not know enough about the risk, and diagnostic awareness in non-endemic countries is still low.
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