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tick–borne encephalitis


Medical Definition of tick–borne encephalitis

  1. :  any encephalitis transmitted by ticks; specif :  a mild to fatal virus disease of humans of Europe and Asia that is characterized most often by meningitis or encephalitis or both or sometimes only by a mild fever and that is caused by the tick-borne encephalitis virus—abbreviation TBE; see russian spring-summer encephalitis

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