Tickborne encephalitis in the Czech Republic

Publié le 1 Janvier 2004
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) is endemic in virtually all countries in central and eastern Europe. It is caused by several closely related but distinct flaviviruses. Three subtypes are recognised at present: a Far-Eastern subtype, a Siberian subtype and a European subtype. The Siberian subtype is associated with Russian spring-summer encephalitis and is transmitted predominantly by the tick Ixodes persulcatus, whereas the European subtype causes central European encephalitis and is transmitted by Ixodes ricinus.

Auteur : Beran J
Eurosurveillance, 2004, vol. 8, n°. 26