Second expert consultation on tick-borne diseases with emphasis on Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis

Meeting report

This meeting was called by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to review and agree on case definition and case classification of tick-borne encephalitis for surveillance at the EU level, and to propose a possible case definition and classification for Lyme borreliosis, as well as identifying remaining problems with these. The meeting agreed upon a case definition for tick-borne encephalitis which will be proposed to the European Commission. For Lyme borreliosis, no consensus was reached on its notifiable status.