Prevention of Tick-Borne Meningoencephalitis – Summary Report


Authors: J. Vlčková 1;  V. Rupeš 2;  H. Kollárová 1;  D. Horáková 1
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav preventivního lékařství, LF UP v Olomouci 1;  Konzultant pro ochrannou dezinsekci a deratizaci 2
Published in: Epidemiol. Mikrobiol. Imunol. 60, 2011, č. 3, s. 109-114

Overview

Tick-borne meningoencephalitis is a zoonosis that shows an upward trend. The causative agent is an RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae whose vector in Central Europe is the castor bean tick (Ixodes ricinus). The infection is most often transmitted via tick bite or, less commonly, by the alimentary route, through the consumption of unpasteurized milk of infected animals. Preventive measures consist in personal protection from ticks, exceptionally in blanket treatment with contact insecticides, in preventing consumption of unpasteurized milk and dairy products from areas with a high incidence of tick-borne encephalitis, and particularly in vaccination of the susceptible population.

Key words:
castor-bean ticks – Ixodes ricinus – tick-borne encephalitis – vaccination


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