Seroprevalence of tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis in a defined Czech population

Purpose: The South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic is an endemic area of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). In 2017, the inhabitants of Římov municipality developed a serious course of TBE and Lyme borreliosis (LB). This led experts to research and serology examinations of the inhabitants of Římov in order to detect the seroprevalence of TBE and LB.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 21.130 Source Type: research

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Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Value in Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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