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Table 2 Characteristics of tick seasonal dynamics and abundance and TBE incidence.

From: Variable spikes in tick-borne encephalitis incidence in 2006 independent of variable tick abundance but related to weather

Tick sampling sites Nymphs peak month Nymphs annual total TBE cases
  long lat 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007
Switzerland         
Belp, Bern 7.5 46.9 6 6 403 126 42 5
Trimstein, Bern 7.6 46.9 6 6 381* 90   
Kiesen, Bern 7.6 46.8 6 4 321* 300   
Thoune, Bern 7.6 46.7 6 6 52 116   
Germany (Bavaria)        188 109
Dachau, Bavaria 11.3 48.3 6 5 76 132 0 2
Munchen, Bavaria 11.6 48.2 5 4 38 36 1 1
Amberg, Bavaria 11.8 49.5 5 5 76 177 8 3
Rosenheim, Bavaria 12.1 47.9 5 5 51 184 7 1
Passau, Bavaria 13.3 48.7 6 5 273 483 5 2
Slovenia         
Črni kal, Koper 13.9 45.5 4 3 350 295 5 1
Osolnik, Ljubljana 14.3 46.1 6 5 221 173 120 60
Rakovnik, Ljubljana 14.4 46.1 6 5 338 326   
Štefanja gora, Ljubljana 14.5 46.3 6 5 473 326   
Kamniška Bistrica, Ljubljana 14.6 46.3 5 5 327 146   
Sodrazica, Ljubljana 14.7 45.8 4 5 219 347   
Mozirje, Celje 15.0 46.3 4 5 368 424 44 31
Czech Republic         
Krnov, Bruntál district 17.7 50.1 5 4 268 287 18 8
Vranovska, Znojmo district 15.8 48.9 4 5 375 362 7 6
Obora, Brno-mesto district 16.5 49.3 5 3 185 195 44 18
Valtice, Bøeclav district 16.8 48.8 5 3 83 61 3 2
Poland         
Kolno, Podlaskie 21.9 52.4 6 6 58 87 155 97
Grajewo-Ruda, Podlaskie 22.5 54.0 6 6 186 92   
Siemiatycze, Podlaskie 22.9 52.4 5 6 26 41   
Suwalki, Podlaskie 23.0 54.1 6 5 70 91   
Bialystok, Podlaskie 23.2 53.1 6 4 81 122   
Hajnowka, Podlaskie 23.9 54.7 6 4 92 54   
Lithuania         
Klaipeda, Klaipeda 21.1 55.8 5 5 145 128 5 3
Radviliskis, Siauliai 23.6 55.8 6 5 73 77 17 5
Kedainiai, Kedainiu 24.0 55.3 7 5 126 144 32 10
Utena, Utenos 25.5 55.6 6 4 34 28 4 2
Estonia         
Puhtu, Laanemaa 23.6 58.6 5 5 636 197 2 2
Are, Parnumaa 24.5 58.5 - 5 163 128 23 21
Kilingi-Nomme, Parnumaa 24.9 58.2 6 5 61 50   
Andineeme, Harjumaa 25.5 59.5 6 5 88 76 19 23
Latvia         
Vergale, Liepaja district 21.2 56.7 5 4 73 66 10 11
Blidene, Saldu district 22.8 56.6 7 5 37 20 1 1
Lapmezciems, Tukuma district 23.5 57.0 5 5 146 172 7 12
Tireli, Riga district 23.8 56.8 4 4 61 182 47 48
Mezaparks, Riga city 24.2 57.0 4 6 62 32   
Ozolnieki, Jelgava district 23.8 56.7 5 4 86 85 3 0
Kombull, Kraslava district 27.1 56.0 5 5 20 11 1 0
  1. Bold, > 20% difference. Nymphal Ixodes ricinus sampled monthly in 2006 and 2007 at 41 sites in 8 countries. *Slight underestimates for 2006 because ticks initially (Mar-May) sampled at a site at 200 m higher altitude. TBE cases refer to numbers registered in each administrative region encompassing the tick sampling sites.