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

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

In Poland, TBE is endemic and 200–300 cases are reported annually, 90% from two provinces neighbouring the Baltic States. A surveillance case definition has been in use since 2005.



Type of surveillance


Type of reporting


Type of data recorded


Cases routinely reported

Cases with CNS infection

Case definition

Yes (2005)

Provision of surveillance data

Case-based (2000–2010)

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance


Reference laboratory

National Institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw 
Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego - Państwowy Zakład Higieny (

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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