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Tick-borne encephalitis fact sheet
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    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.), Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology., Viral Special Pathogens Branch.
  • Description:
    What is tick-borne encephalitis? -- What causes tick-borne encephalitis? -- How is TBEV spread, and how do humans become infected? -- Where is the disease found? -- What are the symptoms of TBE? -- Are there any complications after recovery? -- Is the disease ever fatal? -- How is TBE treated? -- Who is at risk for TBEV infection? -- How can TBEV infections be prevented? -- Other related viruses. -- Suggested reading

    Tick-borne encephalitis, or TBE, is a human viral infectious disease involving the central nervous system. The disease is most often manifest as meningitis (inflammation of the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), or meningoencephalitis (inflammation of both the brain and meninges). Although TBE is most commonly recognized as a neurologic disease, mild febrile illnesses can also occur. Long-lasting or permanent neuropsychiatric sequelae are observed in 10-20% of infected patients.

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