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

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Period: 01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2010

In Slovakia TBE is endemic. Around 60–80 cases are reported annually. TBEV foci are found in the Carpathian and Pannonian regions.

Indicator

Description

Type of surveillance

Comprehensive

Type of reporting

Mandatory

Type of data recorded

Case-based

Cases routinely reported

All cases

Case definition

No

Provision of surveillance data

Aggregated (2000), case-based (2001–2010)

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, important regional differences in sensitivity

Reference laboratory

NRC for Arboviruses, Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava http://www.uvzsr.sk

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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