Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a neurotropic flaviviral disease. TBE was previously thought to be absent from the United Kingdom. We report the second probable case of United Kingdom-acquired TBE and demonstrate deer TBE-serocomplex seropositivity in the surrounding area, providing further evidence of the presence of TBE in England.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information: We would like to acknowledge the staff at the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory, Public Health England.
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Citation: Christopher T Mansbridge, Jane Osborne, Maya Holding, Matthew Dryden, Marilyn Aram, Kevin Brown, Julian Sutton,
Autochthonous tick-borne encephalitis in the United Kingdom: A second probable human case and local eco-epidemiological findings, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2022,
101853, ISSN 1877-959X,
- Epidemiological surveillance
- Ixodes ricinus
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- United Kingdom