Communicable Diseases in Lithuania in 2014

Since the beginning of 2011, Lithuania has been running a National Information System on communicable diseases and infectious agents (hereinafter - ULSVIS). Pursuant to national law, 82 communicable diseases are designated as com­pulsory notifiable in Lithuania. ULSVIS collects and stores the information on individual cases of communicable diseases and on the agents of communicable diseases, provided by the professionals of territorial health care institutions and by public health microbiology laboratories, respectively.

Morbidity from communicable diseases among Lithuanian population in the morbidity structure accounts for about 10-20% of all recorded diseases in the country. In 2014, 762,587 communicable diseases were registered in ULSVIS, of which airborne infections account for the major part (96%) in the morbidity structure with 96.5 % of acute upper respiratory tract infections and influenza. The remaining part of the diseases in the morbidity structure was as follows: intestinal infections accounted for 2.3 %, parasitic diseases accounted for 0.28 %, pulmonary tuberculosis accounted for 0.12 %, sexually trans­mitted infections and HIV accounted for 0.1%, viral hepatitis accounted for 0.02 %, and other infectious diseases accounted for
1.18 %.

Vaccine-preventable diseases

Influenza season 2014-2015

Food-and water-borne intestinal infections and zoonoses

Parasitic diseases

Hazardous or unusual imported infectious diseases

Tick- borne diseases

Viral hepatitis B and C

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection

Tuberculosis

Information on infectious agents

Nosocomial infections (hospital-acquired infections)*

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