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

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

In Sweden 100–200 cases are reported annually. The majority of cases come from the central and eastern parts of the country. A surveillance case definition has been in use since 2004.



Type of surveillance


Type of reporting


Type of data recorded


Cases routinely reported

Cases with CNS infection

Case definition

Yes (2004)

Provision of surveillance data

Case-based (2005–2010)

Estimated sensitivity of surveillance

National, fair sensitivity

Reference laboratory

Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna

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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