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Variable spikes in tick-borne encephalitis incidence in 2006 independent of variable tick abundance but related to weather

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Background: The incidence of tick-borne encephalitis showed a dramatic spike in several countries in Europe in 2006, a year that was unusually cold in winter but unusually warm and dry in summer and autumn. In this study we examine the possible causes of the sudden increase in disease: more abundant infected ticks and/or increased exposure due to human behaviour, both in response to the weather. Methods: For eight countries across Europe, field data on tick abundance for 2005-2007, collected ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1756-3305-1-44

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Oxford Tick Research Group
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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"Centre for Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, Vilnius, Lithuania", "Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania"
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"Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia"
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"State Agency 'Public Health Agency', Riga, Latvia"
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Institution:
"Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland"
Department:
Institut de Parasitologie
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GOCE-2003-010284 EDEN
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Parasites & Vectors Journal website
Volume:
1
Article number:
44
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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1756-3305
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2009-06-15

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