tick-borne encephalitis

noun

: 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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“Tick-borne encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tick-borne%20encephalitis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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