Tick-borne encephalitis

Common Name(s)

Tick-borne encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection caused by a tick bite. Beginning symptoms are flu-like (fever, aches, and fatigue). Seizures, loss of control of physical movement, and light sensitivity may occur if the infection worsens. There is no cure for TBE, so treatment focuses on improving symptoms and comforting the patient until the infection passes. TBE is found in regions of Europe and Asia. If travelling to these regions there is a TBE vaccine to protect yourself from an infection. Another simple way to prevent TBE is to check your body for ticks after travelling through any wooded areas or habitats where ticks might live.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Tick-borne encephalitis" returned 110 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epidemiology of tick-borne encephalitis in Switzerland, 2005 to 2011.
 

Author(s): M Schuler, H Zimmermann, E Altpeter, U Heininger

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Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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Tick-borne encephalitis in Bulgaria, 2009 to 2012.
 

Author(s): E Mohareb, I Christova, A Soliman, R Younan, T Kantardjiev

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For the last 60 years, only a few cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) have been detected in Bulgaria. Considering the remarkable increase in TBE morbidity in Europe over the past two decades, we conducted a study of TBE among patients with acute viral meningitis who were hospitalised ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Elevation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 level in cerebrospinal fluid of tick-borne encephalitis patients is associated with IgG extravassation and disease severity.
 

Author(s): Xiaoping Kang, Yuchang Li, Jingjing Wei, Yu Zhang, Cai Bian, Kun Wang, Xiaoyan Wu, Yi Hu, Jing Li, Yinhui Yang

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Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), caused by tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), is an infectious disease involving the central nervous system (CNS). The pathogenesis of CNS injury has not been clearly demonstrated. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and some cytokines, such as ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2013

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The terms "Tick-borne encephalitis" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epidemiology of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Europe and its prevention by available vaccines.
 

Author(s): Daniela Amicizia, Alexander Domnich, Donatella Panatto, Piero Luigi Lai, Maria Luisa Cristina, Ulderico Avio, Roberto Gasparini

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 May;9(5):1163-71.

 

Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE), which is caused by a Flavivirus, is the most common tick-transmitted disease in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Today, TBE is endemic in 27 European countries, and has become an international public health problem. The epidemiology of TBE is changing ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2013

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Why is tick-borne encephalitis increasing? A review of the key factors causing the increasing incidence of human TBE in Sweden.
 

Author(s): Thomas G T Jaenson, Marika Hjertqvist, Tomas Bergström, Ake Lundkvist

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The highest annual incidence of human tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Sweden ever recorded by the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) occurred last year, 2011. The number of TBE cases recorded during 2012 up to 6th August 2012 indicates that the incidence for ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2012

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Tick-borne encephalitis virus - a review of an emerging zoonosis.
 

Author(s): K L Mansfield, N Johnson, L P Phipps, J R Stephenson, A R Fooks, T Solomon

Journal: J. Gen. Virol.. 2009 Aug;90(Pt 8):1781-94.

 

During the last 30 years, there has been a continued increase in human cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Europe, a disease caused by tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). TBEV is endemic in an area ranging from northern China and Japan, through far-eastern Russia to Europe, ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2009

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A Phase II, Open Label Trial of a Vaccine (FSME-IMMUN 0.5 mL Baxter) Against Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE) for NIAID Workers Manipulating Tick Borne Encephalitis Virus (TBEV) in the Laboratory
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tick-Borne Encephalitis; Encephalitis, Tick-Borne; Tick-Borne Disease; Glycoprotein E, Flavivirus; NSI Protein, Flavivirus

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Humoral Response to Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine in Elderly
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tick-borne Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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Humoral and Cellular Immunity for TBE Vaccination in Allogeneic HSCT Recipients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tick Borne Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

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