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 114 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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Irregular tick-borne encephalitis vaccination schedules: the effect of a single catch-up vaccination with FSME-IMMUN. A prospective non-interventional study.
 

Author(s): Rudolf Schosser, Anja Reichert, Ulrich Mansmann, Bernd Unger, Ulrich Heininger, Reinhard Kaiser

Journal: Vaccine. 2014 Apr;32(20):2375-81.

 

Intervals longer than recommended are frequently encountered between doses of tick borne encephalitis virus (TBE) vaccines in both residents of and travelers to endemic regions. In clinical practice the management of individuals with lapsed TBE vaccination schedules varies widely ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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Diagnostic potential and antigenic properties of recombinant tick-borne encephalitis virus subviral particles expressed in mammalian cells from Semliki Forest virus replicons.
 

Author(s): Lev Levanov, Suvi Kuivanen, Andrey Matveev, Sathyamangalam Swaminathan, Anu Jääskeläinen-Hakala, Olli Vapalahti

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Mar;52(3):814-22.

 

The precursor membrane envelope (prME) proteins of all three tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) subtypes were produced based on expression from Semliki Forest virus (SFV) replicons transcribed from recombinant plasmids. Vero E6 cells transfected by these plasmids showed specific ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2014

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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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