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Author(s): Lakos, A., Ferenczi, E., Ferencz, A. & Tóth, E.
Title: Tick-borne encephalitis
Title: A kullancsencephalitis
Year: 1996-1997
Volume: 29-30
Pages: 5-16.

Abstract: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a rare disease which, however, often takes a severe course. Between 1968 and 1995, a total of 5,561 cases were diagnosed in Hungary, with a mortality rate ranging between 1 and 1.5%. Most of the fatal cases occur in young adult men. Half of the cases were recorded in the counties Zala, Somogy, Nógrád and Vas. In certain areas (in counties Tolna, Pest, Nógrád and Heves), few diagnostic tests are being carried out as compared to the number of diagnosed cases, which means that in a large number of patients the infection remains undetected. So far only 3-5% of the Hungarian population have received adequate preventive vaccination, which could not yet exert a palpable effect on the epidemiological data.
Keywords: Hungary, epidemiology, diagnosis, therapy, Tick-borne encephalitis, vaccination

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É., Thoma, A., Gubányi, A. & Tajti, T. Zs.