An updated meta-analysis of the distribution and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks in Europe
Estrada-Peña, A., Cutler, S., Potkonjak, A., Vassier-Tussaut, M., Bortel, W., Zeller, H., Fernández-Ruiz, N., Mihalca, A.D.
Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in the Netherlands
The present report is concerned with the emerging infection of tick-borne encephalitis in the Netherlands — the two first endemic cases occurring in July 2016 — in the larger context of a widespread and increasing incidence of lyme borreliosis.
ECDC comment: European Commission updates communicable disease surveillance list - Lyme neuroborreliosis now under EU/EEA surveillance
ECDC will start monitoring disease distribution in the EU and collecting EU data through the epidemiological surveillance network comprising the European Commission, ECDC and national authorities for epidemiological surveillance.
Surveillance perspective on Lyme borreliosis across the European Union and European Economic Area
van den Wijngaard, C.C., Hofhuis, A., Simões, M., Rood, E., van Pelt, W., Zeller, H., Van Bortel, W.
A systematic literature review on the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis
This report provides an overview of the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for different target conditions of Lyme borreliosis.
Leaflet on Lyme borreliosis for the general public living in endemic areas
The leaflet provides information about ticks, the risk, the prevention of tick bites and how to react in the case of a tick bite, and sets out the symptoms for each of the potential tickborne diseases. (Adaptable templates available)
Information sheet on Lyme borreliosis for the general public living in endemic areas
The information sheet is mainly intended for people living in endemic areas who have been bitten by (a) tick(s) so as to inform them primarily about the symptoms that they have to be aware of. (Adaptable templates available)
Facts about Borreliosis
Borreliosis/Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks. Most cases can be treated with antibiotics. No vaccine is available.