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Nordic cooperation following dramatic increase in tick-borne infections
Date:12/6/2012

Last year, more than 40,000 people in Western Scandinavia may have been affected by infections caused by ticks. SEK 17 million has now been invested in a joint Nordic project to coordinate initiatives to combat the dramatic increase in tick-borne diseases.

"Since the countries within the region share this problem, we can work more closely together to draw up joint guidelines for reporting, diagnosis, treatment and vaccination", says project manager Tomas Bergstrm, a researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The number of people becoming ill as a result of infections caused by tick-borne bacteria and viruses has risen significantly in the region surrounding the seas of resund, Kattegat and Skagerrak.

It is estimated that more than 40,000 people fell ill during 2011. However, comparing the figures between the individual countries is not easy, with many cases going unreported.

But the researchers know one thing for certain: the number of ticks in the region has reached record levels, probably as a result of climate change.

A total of SEK 17 million has therefore been invested in the ScandTick project by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Region Vstra Gtaland and Swedish, Norwegian and Danish hospitals, with support from the EU INTERREG programme, with the initial aim of countering the most serious tick-borne diseases: TBE and Borrelia.

"The growing number of cases of Borrelia and TBE infection has had a negative impact on public health in the region," says project manager Tomas Bergstrm, a researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. "At the same time, inadequate diagnostics mean that many people never receive healthcare or vaccines. This leads to significant costs for society in the form of doctor's visits, healthcare costs and long-term illness."

The lack of consensus is illustrated by the fact that there is a new, effective vaccine against TBE, which is often not used due to strategies for recommending the vaccine being lacking or insufficient.

"We want to improve preventive work within the region, and to develop information for the public and for healthcare workers", continues Tomas Bergstrm.


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Contact: Tomas Bergstrm
Tomas.bergstrom@microbio.gu.se
44-070-526-4369
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert

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