Tick borne encephalitis

Arbovirus, spread by ticks, big problem in forested regions of Europe and vaccine available.

In Scotland, “Louping ill” is tick born encephalitis affecting sheep – v rarely humans too.

Since 2019, 3 cases of TBE in England (virus had been found in ticks in Southern England before), and recently 1 in Scotland. Patient had a dozen or so ticks that were only removed after a day.

Lyme disease is the other important tick borne infection.

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