Autochthonous tick-borne encephalitis in the United Kingdom: A second probable human case and local eco-epidemiological findings

Christopher T. Mansbridge*, Jane Osborne, Maya Holding, Matthew Dryden, Marilyn Aram, Kevin Brown, Julian Sutton

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101853
JournalTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Volume13
Issue number1
Early online date10 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Oct 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: We would like to acknowledge the staff at the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory, Public Health England.

Open Access: No Open Access licence.

Publisher Copyright: © 2021 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

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,

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2021.101853.

Keywords

  • Deer
  • Epidemiological surveillance
  • Flavivirus
  • Ixodes ricinus
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • United Kingdom

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