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Lyme borreliosis (LB)is the most common vector - transmitted infectious disease(diseases transmitted by vectors)in Slovenia. In the period 2003-2012 Slovenia registered from 3,000 to over 6,000 patients with LB. Since registration of LB is obligatory according to the national law the incidence rate is increasing in Slovenia and is one of the highest in comparison to EU and even USA. The increase in applications is no doubt a reflection of better recognition of disease, awareness of the general population and other biotic and abiotic factors whose impact is difficult to assess. We assume that lifestyle (retention in environments where is possibility of infection higher) is even more important than the density of ticks and environmental factors. OF course, this will have to be defined by research studies. Over the past decade it is obvious that increase in the incidence rates of LB is caused by climate change. The main reason is the increase in the average air temperature.



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Figure ZD25-1: Reported cases of Lyme borreliosis in Slovenia, period 2003-2012
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National Institute of Public Health of RS, 2003-2013

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2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
reported cases number of reported cases 3446 3707 3995 4364 3773 5092 6220 4917 5552 4943
Figure ZD25-2: The average incidence rate of reported cases of Lyme borreliosis by age group and sex in Slovenia, period 2003-2012
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National Institute of Public Health of RS, 2004-2013.

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0-4 5 - 9 10 - 14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49
Sex - Total Incidence rate/100.000 inh. 257. 65 317. 72 151. 20 109.3 111.6 127.7 150.1 180 231.1 273.3
Man Incidence rate/100.000 inh. 259.3 340.6 167.1 109.3 120.2 132.4 151.5 174.8 212.2 231
Woman Incidence rate/100.000 inh. 256 293.4 134.4 109.4 102.3 122.5 148.4 185.5 250.9 317.6
50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85+ Starost - SKUPAJ
Sex - Total Incidence rate/100.000 inh. 325.2 377.8 381.5 338.1 255.9 167.8 99.5 42.7 227.1
Man Incidence rate/100.000 inh. 249.1 270.7 279.8 241.6 214.4 156.5 105.6 68 201.5
Woman Incidence rate/100.000 inh. 405.3 487.3 477.3 420.5 286.9 174.7 97.2 35 251.8

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