Czech Republic has most encephalitis cases in Europe

A quarter of all cases of encephalitis reported in Europe in the past 40 years have been from the Czech Republic. The head of the Coalition for Vaccination Rastislav Maďar said on Thursday that the Czech Republic is a source country for encephalitis that has spread to other states. Last year, the Czech Republic had the highest incidence of the disease in the whole of the EU, with over 570 patients infected. Mr Maďar said that given the relatively warm and damp weather, the country can expect a further increase of encephalitis cases this year.

Author: Masha Volynsky