tick-borne encephalitis

noun

Medical Definition of tick-borne encephalitis

: any encephalitis transmitted by ticks specifically : 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 abbr. TBE — see russian spring-summer encephalitis

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