Tick-borne encephalitis virus

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tick-borne encephalitis virus

An arbovirus of the genus flavivirus that occurs in Central Europe and the USSR in two subtypes, causing two forms of encephalitis in humans: tick-borne encephalitis (Central European subtype) and tick-borne encephalitis (Eastern subtype); the vectors are ticks of the genus ixodes.

Synonym: russian spring-summer encephalitis virus, tick-borne virus.