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A national case-control study identifies human socio-economic status and activities as risk factors for tick-borne encephalitis in Poland


Paweł Stefanoff, Magdalena Rosińska, Steven Samuels, Dennis White, Dale Morse, Sarah Randolph.


PLoS One 2012; 7(9): e45511.

One of my chef d'oeuvres, an investigation I was preparing for many years. First, we had endless discussions while preparing the application for funding, for which we have applied three times :) Finally, we received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, which in itself was quite unusual, as this institution rarely funds research outside of the United States. The study was coordinated by a nice team at a national level and a hundred of regional and local investigators. As far as I know, this is still the only observational study providing evidence in this area, as most use existing surveillance data or adopt a multi-center approach involving hostpitalised patients (without an appropriate control group).

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