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Is there a cure for tick borne encephalitis?

Is there a cure for tick borne encephalitis?

Yes- yourself: There is no specific drug to treat tbe. It depends on the effectiveness your immune system ito clear the virus infection. Hospitalization and supportive care may be needed, based on the severity of the infection. Anti-inflammatory drugs, intubation and ventilatory support maybe used in specific situations. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Tick Borne Encephalitis (Definition)

The human body is pretty well protected. We can block disease agents by protective defenses in the nose, mouth, lungs, skin, gut. However, certain agents can get injected into us by insects. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are the more common carriers of disease agents that get injected. Once the agent gets into our blood stream it can go directly to ...Read more


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What is tick borne encephalitis (tbe)? 

What is tick borne encephalitis (tbe)? 

Virus from tick bite: Tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is inflammation of the brain, caused by one of several viruses that are transmitted by tick bites. A tbe vaccine is available in canada and some european countries, but not yet in the U.S.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis?

What are the symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis?

Brain inflammation: Symptoms may include headache, altered ability to concentrate and focus, acute fatigue and a picture consistent with chronic fatigue and altered mental status. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tick borne encephalitis?

Disease carrier: The human body is pretty well protected. We can block disease agents by protective defenses in the nose, mouth, lungs, skin, gut. However, certain agents can get injected into us by insects. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are the more common carriers of disease agents that get injected. Once the agent gets into our blood stream it can go directly to the brain causing encephalitis. ...Read more

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How possible are teenagers to get really sick with tick-borne encephalitis?

How possible are teenagers to get really sick with tick-borne encephalitis?

Just as possible: as adults who contract the disease. Only a small portion of infected individuals become ill and of those only 20 percent go on to the second more severe phase of the disease. Tick born encephalitis is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. There is now a vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

See below: Generally speaking, the first treatment, if the agent is a bacterial one, is to treat with appropriate antibiotics; but if viral, then if encephalitis occurs, supportive care is performed which can involve intensive care sometimes requiring mechanical ventilation. But often severe sequela result with neurological problems that persist if the person survives. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need a tick borne encephalitis jab if I am going to go to Europe?

Do you think I'll need a tick borne encephalitis jab if I am going to go to Europe?

Not available in US: If you'll be living & working in a high-risk area for a year or more, you may want to get the 3-dose series of vaccines over 6 months that are required, if available. Otherwise, use precautions against tick bites. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having only the first tick-borne encephalitis vaccine better than nothing at all?

Help docs, is having only the first tick-borne encephalitis vaccine better than nothing at all?

Vaccine: Yes, the vaccine will afford you a degree of protection, otherwise not available ...Read more

Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more