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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey hi again!!
Hope u'll be ok!

I remembered i would like to see a Magnetospirrillum magnetotacticum bacteria "drawn" by you jejeje
because its my favorite bacteria ever!!!

I hope u could do it.

And ur pictures are amazing!!!

well... take care!!

Att.- Mario