About us

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The Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Tick-borne diseases was established in 2014. The service is responsible for increasing and spreading up to date knowledge about ticks and tick-borne diseases, for the benefit of the health care services, patients and the general population in Norway. We are organized as a unit at Sørlandet Hospital in southern Norway (Kristiansand and Arendal), and currently have four employees. Our main goal is to systemize and distribute up to date knowledge about the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tick-borne diseases. We are not a treatment center, but offer advice and information to health care professionals, the general public and the media. We also offer courses, training programs, workshops and lectures on ticks and tick-borne diseases. We also initiate, support, co-ordinate & participate in research projects and scientific networks. Our funding comes from the Ministry of Health and Care Services and Sørlandet Hospital.