What is TBE?
TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) is a viral disease transmitted by ticks. Not every tick is a carrier of the virus and not every infection leads to disease. If the virus is transmitted, a small number of patients can develop meningitis, paralysis and sensory disturbances. In these rare cases, the damage often proves to be irreversible and can be fatal. Severe disease is rare, but increase with the age of the infected person. TBE should not be confused with bacterial Lyme disease, which can also be transmitted by ticks.