Tick-borne encephalitis

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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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The terms "Tick-borne encephalitis" returned 158 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Serum carnitine and acyl-carnitine in patients with meningitis due to tick-borne encephalitis virus infection.
 

Author(s): Alina Kępka, Roman M Janas, Sławomir A Pancewicz, Renata Świerzbińska

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;26(2):277-280.

 

Hard ticks are the main vectors of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). Free carnitine (FC) and acylcarnitines (AC) have the basic role in β-oxidation as well as the modulation of immune and nervous system. Homeostasis of carnitines in the TBE patients was not studied so far.

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2017

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Estimating the annual burden of tick-borne encephalitis to inform vaccination policy, Slovenia, 2009 to 2013.
 

Author(s): Mario Fafangel, Alessandro Cassini, Edoardo Colzani, Irena Klavs, Marta Grgič Vitek, Veronika Učakar, Marion Muehlen, Marko Vudrag, Alenka Kraigher

Journal: Euro Surveill.. 2017 Apr;22(16):.

 

With an annual incidence between 8 and 15 per 100,000 population in the period from 2009 to 2013, Slovenia has one of the highest notified incidences of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Europe. TBE vaccination coverage remains at about 7.3%. To inform vaccination policy, we used surveillance ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2017

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Increasing evidence of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus transmission, the Netherlands, June 2016.
 

Author(s): Adriaan Cg Weststrate, Daan Knapen, Gozewijn D Laverman, Bart Schot, Jan Jw Prick, Silke A Spit, Johan Reimerink, Barry Rockx, Felix Geeraedts

Journal: Euro Surveill.. 2017 Mar;22(11):.

 

We present a case of endemic tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) occurring in June 2016 in the eastern part of the Netherlands in an area where a strain of TBE virus, genetically different from the common TBE virus strains in Europe, was reported in ticks in 2016. With the start of the ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2017

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The terms "Tick-borne encephalitis" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of particular tick developmental stages in the circulation of tick-borne pathogens affecting humans in Central Europe. 2. Tick-borne encephalitis virus.
 

Author(s): Grzegorz Karbowiak, Beata Biernat

Journal: Ann Parasitol. 2016 ;62(1):3-9.

 

Hard-bodied ticks transmit various pathogens, such as Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia spp., Babesia spp., and carry numerous other microorganisms with an unknown pathogenic potential. Among them, tick-borne encephalitis virus has great importance. ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2016

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Psychiatric aspects of herpes simplex encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis and herpes zoster encephalitis among immunocompetent patients.
 

Author(s): Magdalena Więdłocha, Piotr Marcinowicz, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(2):361-71.

 

The psychopathological symptoms occurring in the course of diseases associated with infections are often initially isolated and non-characteristic, and may cause diagnostic difficulties. Moreover, such disorders tend to be less responsive to psychiatric management. Among possible ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Immunogenicity against Far Eastern and Siberian subtypes of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus elicited by the currently available vaccines based on the European subtype: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Alexander Domnich, Donatella Panatto, Eva Klementievna Arbuzova, Alessio Signori, Ulderico Avio, Roberto Gasparini, Daniela Amicizia

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014 ;10(10):2819-33.

 

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus, which is usually divided into European, Far Eastern and Siberian subtypes, is a serious public health problem in several European and Asian countries. Vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent TBE; cross-subtype protection elicited by ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2015

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Tick-borne Encephalitis and Positive Borrelial Antibodies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tick-borne Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Humoral and Cellular Immunity for TBE Vaccination in Allogeneic HSCT Recipients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tick Borne Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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Aseptic Meningoencephalitis in Slovenia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aseptic Meningitis

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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