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

Country profile Graph Map Data set
Period: 01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2010

TBE incidence, Estonia. TBE cases and incidence by year/TBE cases by gender and age, Estonia.In Estonia TBE is endemic and 150–250 cases are reported annually. Estonia ranks among the countries with the highest incidence of TBE in Europe. The majority of TBE cases occurred in the western part of the country. A surveillance case definition has been in use since 2004.

Map showing the TBE average annual incidence rate per 100 000 inhabitants by NUTS3, Estonia (n=469, period 2008–2010)



Type of surveillance


Type of reporting


Type of data recorded


Cases routinely reported

All symptomatic cases (including tick-borne fever)

Case definition

Yes (since 2004)

Provision of surveillance data

Aggregated (2000–2007), case-based (2008–-2010)

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, fair sensitivity

Reference laboratory


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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