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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 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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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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What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

Tick Born Enceph.: Tick borne encepalitis (tbe) is treated supportively. There is no definitiive treatment.
Care may include hospitalization, supportive nutritional care, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids in select cases. ...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

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I was first diagnosed with tick borne encephalitis in 2009. Still get sick all the time. Now have brain damage as a result of the infection.?

Sorry to hear that: Unfortunately, encephalitis contracted from any source (ticks, mosquitos, etc.) can result in neurological dysfunction. If you were treated for the appropriate tick illness, there should not be any remaining infective agent, but it is possible that your immune system may be slightly disrupted. See you doctor for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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What is tick-borne encephilitis?

What is tick-borne encephilitis?

See below: It is when the tick-borne illness has progressed to affect the brain itself and the brain is irritated and inflamed. This is very dangerous and can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tick borne illness?

What is the definition or description of: Tick borne illness?

Tick born illnesses: Ticks may carry a number of different pathogens (bacteria, viruses, and protozoa) that can be transmitted to animals or humans. There is a comprehensive list of tick borne illnesses at: https://www. Cdc. Gov/ticks/diseases/index. Html ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tick-borne illness?

What are the symptoms of a tick-borne illness?

Any & every symptom!: The most common tick-borne illness is lyme disease, which is well-known to cause any & every symptom that a person can have! Other tick-borne illnesses like rocky mountain spotted fever, babesiosis and bartonella also cause a wide variety of symptoms. Still, the most common symptoms of tick-borne illness are fever & rash (especially at onset), joint pains, malaise, headache & fatigue. ...Read more

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If my dog has a tick borne illness and he bites me, am I at risk of catching it?

If my dog has a tick borne illness and he bites me, am I at risk of catching it?

Unlikely: Tick borne illnesses are transmitted by the bite of these arthropods carrying the organism and not by the teeth or saliva of your dog. You should be aware, however, that dog bites can transmit a variety of other infections. Why is your dog biting you? Accident or vicious? Has the dog been vaccinated for rabies? Is is current? ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tick-borne illness?

Depends on illness: Depending on what illness had been transmitted will determine which medicines would be recommended. ...Read more

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Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Good question.: No risk for tick borne illness here. Is there any type of rash at the wound site? An embedded part of the tick would fester a little under the skin and may become a little red and painful until the skin pushes it out or it's broken down. If you have been washing it over and over or scratching it I'd say eczema, neurodermatitis or scabies it possible without any other rash or lesions. See doc. ...Read more

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What are tests for tick-borne illnesses?

What are tests for tick-borne illnesses?

Just that: Generally these test your blood for the presence of types of antibodies directed against the organisms carried by ticks. These are numerous and usually performed as a panel of tests, either in the hospital in your area or in a reference laboratory. ...Read more

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Can tick borne illnesses (i.E.Lyme disease etc) cause disability?

Can tick borne illnesses (i.E.Lyme disease etc) cause disability?

Depends: Tick bite cancan be mild but if nevous system invoved might be lingering process sometime long term tetracck=line is needed and good diet and supportivetreatment can give real good recvery. ...Read more

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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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


Dr. John Landi
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more