Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infectious viral disease transmitted by ticks and in certain cases it can lead to inflammation of the brain or the meninges. There are three forms of the disease related to the virus subtypes: namely, Siberian, Far Eastern and European.
Tick-borne encephalitis is an infectious viral infectious disease which impactes the central nervous system of a person. Over the past decades, TBE has become an increasing public health concern in Asia and Europe and it is the most important viral tick-borne disease which exists Eastern Europe, Central Europe as well as Russia.
Ticks that carry the TBE virus are widespread throughout the TBE-belt (Eurasia). One to four weeks after being bitten by an infected tick, flu-like symptoms such as headaches, lethargy, fever, and joint pain occur. In most cases the illness disappears after that. However, in 5-15% of those affected, after a symptom-free period, a new wave of illness develops into meningoencephalitis (inflammation and infection of the meninges and brain), which is experienced as headaches, sensitivity to light, dizziness, and impaired walking.
Paralysis of the limbs or facial nerves is rare in cases of TBE, but the disease is fatal in 1% of those who contract it. There is no treatment for TBE, but the symptoms can be alleviated. There is a vaccine for the TBE virus and people who live in or often visit high-risk areas for TBE are advised to get the vaccine. Tips for dealing with tick bites: 1) One can prevent tick bites by wearing long sleeves and pants, staying out of the under bush and areas with tall grass, and checking oneself for ticks after the excursion. 2) If the person is bitten by a tick, he should remove it from his skin with a pair of tweezers (some tweezers are made especially for this purpose) without crushing the tick and then disinfect the bite area. One should not use oil or other substances to “suffocate” the tick - this will only cause the tick to expel any pathogens it carries.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
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