Detection of specific IgG antibodies in blood donors and tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks within a non-endemic area in southeast Norway.

@article{Larsen2014DetectionOS,
  title={Detection of specific IgG antibodies in blood donors and tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks within a non-endemic area in southeast Norway.},
  author={Astri Lervik Larsen and Anita Kanestr\om and Marthe Bj\orland and Ashild Andreassen and Arnulf Soleng and Sirkka Vene and Susanne G Dudman},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={181-4}
}
BACKGROUND Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an emerging tick-borne disease in Europe. In Norway, the first TBE case occurred in 1997, and since then 1-14 cases have been detected annually along the southern coast. No TBE cases have yet been notified from the eastern coastal area. This study was conducted to assess the need for diagnostic tests and vaccine recommendation for this part of Norway. METHODS Four hundred and sixty-one blood donors living in the county of Østfold were enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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