All A to Z Topics

Tick-borne encephalitis

Syndication_logo
Introduction
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection spread to humans by the bite of a small spider-like parasite called a tick.
Symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis
Around two in every three people infected with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus don't develop any symptoms, but if you do develop symptoms they can be very serious.
Complications of tick-borne encephalitis
It's estimated that more than 1 in every 10 people with tick-borne encephalitis will develop long-term or permanent complications as a result of the condition.
Preventing tick-borne encephalitis
You can reduce your risk of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) by getting vaccinated and by taking precautions to avoid tick bites when in risk areas.