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 Zoonotic, Food- and Waterborne Infections of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. During 2012-2015 he worked as scientific coordinator of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), based in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. During 2000-2012, he worked in the National Institute of Public Health in Poland, where he was involved in the surveillance and research on vaccine-preventable disease. 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.