Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

The tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a systemic infection caused by human-pathogenic TBE-virus. The TBE-virus gets with the tick bite directly through the salivary gland of the tick into the skin of its' victim.

Subsequently from there to the nearby lymph nodes and from there in other organs like e.g. connective tissue, musculosceletal, myocardium, also in monocytes and phagocytes, where the virus multiplies extremely. In the second viraemic stage the TBE-virus gets into the central nervous system and can reach the brain. With a direct or indirect proof of the TBE-virus, as far as it points to an infection, in Germany exists reporting obligation at the health authorities.

Доступные тесты для TBE

IFA, ELISA, Immunoblot

TBE IgG-/IgM-antibodies
(1x Serum/SST tube)

Tick Test

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)-DNA-PCR
(out of the tick)