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Tick-borne encephalitis (0)

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that is spread by tiny blood-sucking parasites called ticks (see below).

TBE can cause:

•encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
•meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord) and
•other serious problems with the nervous system