TBE Case Study

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) as a model for endemic pathogens transmitted by endemic vectors

TBE is a human viral infectious disease occurring in many parts of Europe and Asia,  The virus, belonging to the Flavivirus genus, is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks, found in woodland habitats.

TBE has become a growing public health challenge in Europe and other parts of the world. The number of human cases of TBE in all endemic regions of Europe has increased by almost 400% in the last 30 years; the risk areas have spread and new foci have been discovered and TBE has been included as one of the biggest health threats arising from environmental change.

To enhance national and international preparedness and response to current and future spread of vector-borne diseases, MOOD has dedicated one case study to TBE.

TBE Tools

Generic module for event-based surveillance

1a. PadiWeb + ProMED (tbc) connected to visualisation engine (EpiVis)

Generic tools for risk mapping

1a. PadiWeb + ProMED (to be confirmed) connected to visualisation engine (EpiVis)

Generic data access module

3a. Data visualisation, query, download (vector, host, environment)

MOOD Contacts for TBE

Case Study Facilitator

Timothée Dub
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, Finland

Case Study Facilitator

Henna Mäkelä
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, Finland


Mathieu Roche

Risk Mapping in Europe

Francesca Dagostin
Fondazione Edmund Mach (Italy)

Task Leader

Wim van Bortel
Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium)


William Wint
E.R.G.O. (United Kingdom)


Guy Hendricks

Case Animator

Fanny Bouyer
Social Scientist at GERDAL

MOOD Coordinator

Elena Arsevska

Elena Arsevska
Veterinary Epidemiologist at CIRAD, France

Content validated by Timothee Dub (THL Finland), Fanny Bouyer (GERDAL), Elena Arsevska (CIRAD).


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