Tick-borne encephalitis, or TBE, is a human viral infectious disease involving the central nervous system. Three virus sub-types are described: European or Western tick-borne encephalitis virus, Siberian tick-borne encephalitis virus, and Far eastern Tick-borne encephalitis virus formerly known as Russian Spring Summer encephalitis virus, RSSEV. The family Flaviviridae includes several tick-borne viruses affecting humans. Louping ill virus United Kingdom is also a member of this family; it causes disease primarily in sheep and has been reported as the cause of a TBE-like illness in laboratory workers and persons with contact to sick sheep e. In the USA and Russia, another tick-borne flavivirus, Powassan virus, is responsible of encephalitis in human.
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Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. To the editor: We thank Clement et al. They express their concerns about the correctness of the diagnosis and correctly point out several oddities and diagnostic challenges in the case. However, despite these uncertainties, we have no doubt that our patient was infected with TBEV because of several reasons. Firstly, we did not rely solely on serological techniques, as the patient had provided us with the tick that had bitten him; the species was phenotypically not determinable because it had dried.
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Tick-borne encephalitis TBE is a viral infectious disease involving the central nervous system. The disease most often manifests as meningitis , encephalitis or meningoencephalitis. Myelitis and spinal paralysis also occurs. In about one third of cases sequelae , predominantly cognitive dysfunction, persists for a year or more. The number of reported cases has been increasing in most countries.
Tick-borne encephalitis TBE is a human viral infectious disease involving the central nervous system, and occurring in many parts of Europe and Asia. The virus is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks, found in woodland habitats. TBE is most often manifested as a two-phased illness.