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Tick-borne encephalitis: What is it and how can it be prevented?

GRAHAM, Sharon (2018) Tick-borne encephalitis: What is it and how can it be prevented? Practice Nursing, 29 (4). pp. 171-175. ISSN 0964-9271

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Tick-borne encephalitis is a potentially life-changing disease. Sharon Graham explains the transmission, risk and prevention of the disease in travellers

Tick-borne encephalitis is caused by a Flavivirus transmitted by the bite of the Ixodes tick or through consumption of unpasteurised dairy products. Tick-borne encephalitis is endemic across a large area of Europe and Asia. Clinical presentation can vary from mild, non-specific, febrile illness, to life-threatening illness with the potential for long-term sequelae affecting the central nervous system. This article will outline the transmission, risk and prevention of tick-borne encephalitis with details of the vaccines available in UK.

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Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Practice Nursing copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Faculty: School of Health and Social Care > Nursing
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:51

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