Vaccination and Tick-borne Encephalitis, Central Europe

  title={Vaccination and Tick-borne Encephalitis, Central Europe},
  author={Franz X Heinz and Karin Stiasny and Heidemarie Holzmann and Marta Grgi{\vc}-Vitek and Bohum{\'i}r Kř{\'i}{\vz} and Astrid Essl and Michael Kundi},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a substantial public health problem in many parts of Europe and Asia. To assess the effect of increasing TBE vaccination coverage in Austria, we compared incidence rates over 40 years for highly TBE-endemic countries of central Europe (Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Austria). For all 3 countries we found extensive annual and longer range fluctuations and shifts in distribution of patient ages, suggesting major variations in the complex interplay of factors… CONTINUE READING