Monday, February 02, 2009
Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus
My name is Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus.
I am from the family Flaviviridae.
I was first found in Russia.
I am carried by Ixodes ticks.
They live on rodents.
People can also drink unpasteurised milk with me in it.
I have three types; European, Far Eastern and Siberian.
After a week or 2 I give you fever and sore muscles.
Sometimes I rest here for a few days, so you feel better.
Then I hit the nervous system.
I cause meningitis or encephalitis.
There can be coma, convulsions and even paralysis.