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Organisation name in English

Ternopil State Medical University

Organisation name in national language

Тернопільський державний медичний університет


Maidan Voli 1
46011 Ternopil





Ternopilska Oblast


Priority 3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services

Legal status of organisation

body governed by public law

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already have partners: John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska, Institute of Rural Medicine, Lublin

Name & surname

Inna Birchenko

Position/function within the organisation

Research Grants project coordinator




Project idea (in English)

We are looking to expand our project to study the epidemiology of borreliosis (Lyme disease), a zoonotic disease transmitted primarily by ticks. This disease affects people living and working in rural areas, such as farmers and foresters. It can lead to serious complications, however, it is often undiagnosed and under-treated. We have already initiated testing of some of the risk groups in Ukraine, and signed a cooperation agreement with John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Bia?a Podlaska and Institute of Rural Medicine, Lublin to determine risk groups to be tested in Poland. So far, among the foresters tested in Ukraine, using immune ferment analysis, about 44% had Lyme disease markers. These individuals are referred to further testing and for clinical examination, to confirm the diagnosis. If it is confirmed, the patients are being referred to rehabilitation and treatment specialists. We are looking fro funding to expand testing to more risk groups, such as children, patients with rheumatological complaints, ets and to initiate a prevention program.

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