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Climate change cannot explain the upsurge of tick-borne encephalitis in the Baltics

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Background. Pathogens transmitted by ticks cause human disease on a greater scale than any other vector-borne infections in Europe, and have increased dramatically over the past 2–3 decades. Reliable records of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) since 1970 show an especially sharp upsurge in cases in Eastern Europe coincident with the end of Soviet rule, including the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, where national incidence increased from 1992 to 1993 by 64, 175 and 1,065%, ...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0000500

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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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"Centre for Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, Vilnius, Lithuania"
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"State Agency ‘Public Health Agency’, Riga, Latvia"
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"National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia"
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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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"London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine"
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"National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia"
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GOCE-2003-010284 EDEN
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PLoS ONE
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2
Issue:
6
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e500
Publication date:
2007-06-05
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1932-6203
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uuid:0c7d584a-374b-4dc2-8366-c90636c76a51
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ora:979

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