Navigation Links
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, whi
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nordic Walking a Winner for Heart Failure Patients, Study Says
2. Nordic walking improves health of heart failure patients
3. Argentina honors Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher for enriching scientific cooperation
4. Does cooperation require both reciprocity and alike neighbors?
5. Living donors fare well following liver transplantation
6. Survival excellent following living donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure
7. Study uncovers simple way of predicting severe pain following breast cancer surgery
8. Increase in respiratory symptoms following volcanic eruption
9. Anti-clotting therapy may be used too often following orthopaedic surgery or trauma
10. Surgical patient safety program lowers SSIs by one-third following colorectal operations
11. Complications following 2-level axial lumbar interbody fusion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Following the recent report ... number of obese Americans outnumber merely overweight Americans, Samir Becic emphatically declared a war ... to American society right now," Becic said. "We must understand the magnitude of this ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... Many Fourth of July celebrations will include fireworks this summer, so it’s ... some tips to promote the proper use of fireworks. , According to the U.S. ... with fireworks-related injuries in the month surrounding the Fourth of July. Amica is sharing ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... “ LIFX ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech Report, ... technology expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with viewers ... , According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it’s very important to use energy-efficient ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... , ... Global leader and compression innovator, SIGVARIS North America, is ... For style that’s quick on its feet, men will love this fun new way ... everywhere because a simple change in socks can dramatically help improve overall leg health ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... and a passion for social fitness. Built to function as a lifestyle community, Active ... giving them the opportunity to network, meet, and participate in discussions or group events. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 2Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 3Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 4Health News:6 Fireworks Safety Tips from Amica Insurance 2Health News:The Most Versatile Smart Light Bulbs were featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3Health News:ActiveBunch.com Launches as a Social Community for People with Active Lifestyles 2
... several years of research into the gecko,s uncanny ability to ... have developed an adhesive that is the first to master ... feet. The material could prove useful for a range of ... tape or glue, the new material is crafted from millions ...
... events was also lower than researchers anticipated , , TUESDAY, ... comparing the real-life effectiveness of two different drug-coated stents, ... stents and a lower rate of problems than had ... 2,000 people who had these flexible tubes implanted to ...
... Focuses on E-Prescribing, Other Issues in,2008, ... seek common ground promoting bipartisan health care ... Allyson Schwartz, (D-Penn.), Lois,Capps, (D-Calif.), and Jason ... Care Task Force, which will focus on ...
... Inc.,(Amex: TTG ), a leading manufacturer of sterile ... tissue, will report,financial results for the first quarter ended ... will discuss these results in a,conference call scheduled for ... parties can access the call by dialing (888) 408-9532 ...
... Translation of Compendia Used to Ensure the,Quality of ... 29 The U.S.,Pharmacopeia is pleased to announce ... compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia and National,Formulary (USP-NF), ... for,2008, USP 31-NF 26, provides specifications needed to ...
... Scare in ABC,s "Eli,Stone", WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. ... of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control,and Prevention (CDC) ... by the suggestion in an upcoming episode of the ... which is no longer,used in vaccines -- may lead ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The pitter patter of little feet... climbing straight up a wall 2Health News:Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same 2Health News:Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same 3Health News:PCMA: 2008 Health Debate Highlights 'Workable Solutions' Like E-Prescribing 2Health News:Tutogen Medical, Inc. to Report First Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results 2Health News:USP Publishes Spanish Edition of United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary 2Health News:Childhood Vaccines Save Lives, March Of Dimes Says 2Health News:Childhood Vaccines Save Lives, March Of Dimes Says 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 Pharma Major ... in ZAO "Biocom" in Russia subject ... the Russian pharmaceutical market which recorded RUB 765 billion in ... markets in the world in 2014 (IMS Health). For over ... expected to continue with this trend, projecting Russia ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) ( Tokyo ... Technologica Ltda., an X-ray system equipment manufacturer based in ... Brazilian healthcare sales company, Konica Minolta Healthcare do ... Brazil market investment and growth With ... significant healthcare technical advancements and efficiencies are required. Aging ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , South Korea, July 2, 2015 ALPINION MEDICAL ... new E-CUBE Series ultrasound system. Developed to enhance user ... areas, the E-CUBE 15 EX produces superb image quality. ... performance in women,s health, general imaging, and shared service ... The latest in the renowned E-CUBE Series, the E-CUBE ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lupin Acquires Biocom in Russia 2Lupin Acquires Biocom in Russia 3Konica Minolta Acquires Sawae, Enhancing Digital X-ray Diagnostic Imaging Systems in Brazil 2Konica Minolta Acquires Sawae, Enhancing Digital X-ray Diagnostic Imaging Systems in Brazil 3E-CUBE 15 EX from ALPINION Enhances User Experience and Patient Care 2E-CUBE 15 EX from ALPINION Enhances User Experience and Patient Care 3
... PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011   Health technology ... are the most serious device-related risks, and how can ... nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient ... hospital,s patient safety initiatives with the release of its ...
... Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:  ALXA) today announced that ... and Mental Health Congress, being held November 7 - ... Agitation with Inhaled Loxapine (AZ-004): Responder Analyses in Patients ... by Dr. James V. Cassella, Alexza,s Senior Vice President ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ECRI Institute Announces its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2012 2ECRI Institute Announces its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2012 3ECRI Institute Announces its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2012 4Alexza Presents Staccato® Loxapine Responder Analyses in Agitated Adult Patients with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disease at the 2011 USPMHC Annual Conference 2Alexza Presents Staccato® Loxapine Responder Analyses in Agitated Adult Patients with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disease at the 2011 USPMHC Annual Conference 3Alexza Presents Staccato® Loxapine Responder Analyses in Agitated Adult Patients with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disease at the 2011 USPMHC Annual Conference 4Alexza Presents Staccato® Loxapine Responder Analyses in Agitated Adult Patients with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disease at the 2011 USPMHC Annual Conference 5
Single Use Loading Units with Titanium Staplers for use with MULTIFIRE ENDO TA™ 30 12 mm (Single Use Staplers with Titanium Staplers)....
... Single Use reloadable laparoscopic 12 mm linear ... with titanium staples., ,The stapler places ... and simultaneously the knife divides the tissue ... multiple use during a single surgical procedure: ...
Single Use Loading Units with Titanium Staples for use with Powered MULTIFIRE ENDO GIA™ 60 (15 mm Single Use Stapler with Titanium Staples)....
Single Use Loading Units (SULU's) with Titanium Staples for use with MULTIFIRE ENDO GIA™ 30 12 mm (Single Use Staplers with Titanium Staples)....
Medicine Products: