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Woodcutters encephalitis

woodcutter's encephalitis --> tick-borne encephalitis

1. (Central European subtype) tick-borne meningoencephalitis caused by a flavivirus closely related to the virus causing the far Eastern type; it is transmitted by ixodes ricinus, also by infected raw milk, especially that of goats.

Synonym: biundulant meningoencephalitis, central European tick-borne fever, diphasic milk fever, Russian spring-summer encephalitis (western subtype).

2. (Eastern subtype) tick-borne encephalitis, a severe form of encephalitis caused by a flavivirus, a virus belonging to the flaviviridae family, and transmitted by ticks (ixodes pertulcatus and I. Ricinus).

Synonym: russian tick-borne encephalitis.


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