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

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

TBE is endemic in Hungary. Natural foci of TBE are present in Transdanubia and the northern part of the country.

Overview of TBE surveillance in Hungary



Type of surveillance


Type of reporting


Type of data recorded


Cases routinely reported

Cases with CNS infection

Case definition


Provision of surveillance data

Aggregated (2000–2010)

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, overall low sensitivity

Reference laboratory

National Reference Laboratory for Viral Zoonoses, Budapest 

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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