Emergence of tick-borne encephalitis in new endemic areas in Austria: 42 years of surveillance.

@article{Heinz2015EmergenceOT,
  title={Emergence of tick-borne encephalitis in new endemic areas in Austria: 42 years of surveillance.},
  author={Franz X Heinz and Karin Stiasny and Heidemarie Holzmann and Michael Kundi and Wolf Sixl and Mathias Wenk and Wolfgang Kainz and Astrid Essl and Christian Kunz},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={20 13},
  pages={9-16}
}
Human infections with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)virus are a public health concern in certain regions of Europe, central and eastern Asia. Expansions of endemic areas and increased incidences have been associated with different factors including ecological changes supporting tick reproduction, socioeconomic changes increasing human outdoor activities and climatic changes favouring virus circulation in natural foci. Austria is among the most strongly affected countries in Central Europe, but… CONTINUE READING
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