Talk:Tick-borne encephalitis

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11,000 cases a year? Where is this data taken from? Samnikal 01:32, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

sorry, I'm not very good at adding references. I've got a source, a leaflet (it says 10,000 cases):
publisher: Baxter
title: "Nur FSME-Impfung schützt: Patienteninformationen"
page: 9
publication date: May 2006
It also says that about 15% of FSME patients are children under 14. Huseyx2 12:56, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

December additions[edit]

re these additions:

  • If "The disease is untreatable once manifest" then how can there be a treatment section? I think the former should be stating incurable as opposed to untreatable.
  • The large number of claims made need individual citations - 'Reference section' is for sources that act as background for the whole topic, whereas 'Footnote section' give details on sources for specific points.
  • Various footnote systems have been used at wikipedia, newest being the <ref>...</ref> <references/> cite.php system - see WP:FOOTNOTES.
  • Also PubMed links are automatically achieved using marked up of PMID abstract-number, the insertion of a colon after "PMID" prevents any hypertexting.
  • As it currently stands, the dumping of the unformated un-link references makes it almost impossible to workout what citation verifies which facts. This is going to need a lot of work to untangle.

My 1st instinct was to revert entirely the tangle, but would give every one nothing to work on appart from the past history version. Also there were some sensible copyediting improvements to the existing prose that User:CaliforniaLyme made, and these clearly should not be reverted - delving through 21 sequential edits is unrealistic.

So as a starter I'll have a go at marking up the sources, correct PMID coding and flag assertions that clearly need linkage to a source. Then we can try and pair up required citation within the long list of sources. Comments from other editors would be appreciated. David Ruben Talk 01:05, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Article name/subject[edit]

The ICD 9 & 10 links clearly indicates that this article is either misnamed or needs better specify its subject. The official world disease categorisation from A84 is of "Tick-borne viral encephalitis" which includes "tick-borne viral meningoencephalitis" and then is subdivided:

  • A84.0 Far Eastern tick-borne encephalitis [Russian spring-summer encephalitis]
  • A84.1 Central European tick-borne encephalitis
  • A84.8 Other tick-borne viral encephalitis:
    • Louping ill
    • Powassan virus disease
  • A84.9 Tick-borne viral encephalitis, unspecified

So where is evidence that all varieties of Tick-borne viral encephalitis is caused by a single flavivirus Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus (TBEV) ? I suspect in the rush to insert Russian research links, that what they were looking into was their specific "A84.0 Far Eastern tick-borne encephalitis [Russian spring-summer encephalitis]" rather than the group of Tick-borne viral encephalitis as a whole (e.g. PMID 10190241 which it would seem fails to fully specify which virus/illness when we consider the WHO extensive scheme) David Ruben Talk 02:28, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Fosprenil - Phosphrenyl[edit]

Could someone research this medicine further? It appears to be a Russian brand name for "polyprenylphosphate" - some sort of "wonder drug" by the looks of it... The manufacturer's homepage can be found here: (talk) 16:47, 29 June 2008 (UTC)


What are the symptoms upon infection? The only thing I know, is that it can be lethal.--David Munch (talk) 08:42, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Headache, fever heat, muscle aches, sickness, then, after few days — central nervous system lesion. If you are asking not just from desire for learning or travel somewhere, please, try to find more information by yourself or consult a doctor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Octoraul (talkcontribs) 11:41, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Except Austria[edit]

The lead says:

The number of cases has been increasing in most countries, except Austria.

That seems like a poorly balanced statement - how about Mauritius? Phillipines? Ghana? (mentioned at random!) I haven't checked the sources given, though.--Noe (talk) 10:25, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

No reply -- so I've removed the following:
, except Austria[1]

how does the virus gets into a tick?[edit]

Are they born with that virus? Are all of those ticks are infected? Do ticks die from encephalitis themselves? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ilya-42 (talkcontribs) 11:55, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Tics have three stages: larvae, nymph and adult. They need three bloodmeals: larvae eats blood to become nymph, it to become adult and adult to make eggs. Whatever virus or bacteria larvae or nymph eats stays in it to adulthood. The larvae feeds normally on Insectivora or rodents and several feed on same time, therefore exporting the virus to all tics feeding from same animal. only one % of tics have the virus. Tics are just middlehosts to viruses, they are not effected.--RicHard-59 (talk) 20:46, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Is this a global disease?[edit]

The graphic shows the spread of the disease "in Eurasia" but it is not clear whether the disease occurs *only* in Eurasia. youcantryreachingme (talk) 03:45, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ Kunze U (2007). "Tick-borne encephalitis: from epidemiology to vaccination recommendations in 2007. New issues--best practices". Wien Med Wochenschr. 157 (9-10): 228–32. doi:10.1007/s10354-007-0424-8. PMID 17564770.