How to manage tick-borne encephalitis virus
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How to manage tick-borne encephalitis virus

Erin Dean Health journalist

Cases of this potentially fatal new infection, which can prompt meningitis-like reactions, have occurred in the UK

Bites from ticks, small spider-like creatures that feed on blood, can spread a number of diseases. The most common is Lyme disease, which can be treated with antibiotics. But in April the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced that a new disease, tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), is now likely to be present in the country following two confirmed cases in 2022.

Primary Health Care. 33, 4, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/phc.33.4.9.s3

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