Economic downturn results in tick-borne disease upsurge
Background: The emergence of zoonoses is due both to changes in human activities and to changes in their natural wildlife cycles. One of the most significant vector-borne zoonoses in Europe, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), doubled in incidence in 1993, largely as a consequence of the socio-economic transition from communism to capitalism and associated environmental changes.
Methods: To test the effect of the current economic recession, unemployment in 2009 and various socio-economic ...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Godfrey, E. R. & Randolph, S. E. (2011). 'Economic downturn results in tick-borne disease upsurge', Parasites & Vectors 4:35. [Available at http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/4/1/35]. © 20111 Godfrey and Randolph; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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