National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene
Department of Epidemiology
Pawel Stefanoff is a medical epidemiologist. He obtained his Medical Degree in 1998 (Warsaw Medical University), a PhD degree in 2003 and a Master of Science in epidemiology in 2004 (State University of New York at Albany).
Pawel is currently employed at the Department of Epidemiology of the National Institute of Public Health in Poland. During 2005-2010, he created and was head of the Unit of Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance. During 2012-2015 he worked at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health as scientific coordinator of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET). His main areas of expertise are vaccine-preventable disease surveillance, tick-borne diseases epidemiology and teaching. He is co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in international scientific journals.
Diseases endemic in Poland
This article describes concisely the situation in Poland in context of infectious diseases. The situation in Poland does reflects late introduction of modern vaccines in the immunization schedule, and some endemic diseases characteristic for this region of the world, like tick-borne encephalitis.