Tick-borne encephalitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 11 December 2018
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 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Tick-borne encephalitis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019. 

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In 2017, 3 079 cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) were reported in EU/EEA countries, 2 550 (83%) of which were confirmed.

Executive summary

  • In 2017, 3 079 cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) were reported in EU/EEA countries, 2 550 (83%) of which were confirmed. 
  • The notification rate in 2017 was 0.5 cases per 100 000 population. 
  • The age and gender distribution shows a predominance of cases in 45–64 year-olds and in males. 
  • Tick-borne encephalitis shows a seasonal pattern. In 2017, 51% of confirmed cases occurred between June–August, while the vast majority of confirmed cases (94.7%) occurred from May–November

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