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Vaccines against tick-borne encephalitis


Tick-borne encephalitis (encephalitis) is caused by a virus transmitted by the tick.

At 1 year of age, the baby can already receive the vaccine

Why is there a need to vaccinate against tick-borne encephalitis?

After the tick has been teased, the virus has a slight urn - when the blood is expelled by the tick and it is returned to the wound by the tick. The bloodstream reaches the brain with the blood flow. Although the disease is called encephalitis, most often it develops acidic meningitis. The vast majority of patients will develop a cure within 3-4 weeks, but may eventually lead to muscle wasting, and very rarely, with fatal outcome.Apart from ticks, the virus can also spread through raw milk of sick animals (cows, goats). The most infected ticks in Hungary are found in Zala, Somogy and Nograd counties, but they are also common in the Buda hills.

What do you need to know about vaccine?

The vaccine contains inactivated virus grown in tissue culture of chicken embryos (in eggs). In Hungary, several vaccines against tick-borne encephalitis are available. The vaccines should be kept cool, 2-8 degrees. They contain almost the same vaccine. Each variety should be given in 3 increments, vaccine 2 1-3 months after the first vaccination, and vaccine 3 9-12 months thereafter. What's important to know: Vaccination does not protect against Lyme disease.

What are the contraindications, possible side effects?

Do not vaccinate in patients with acute febrile illness and any known allergies or constituents of the vaccine. egg allergy. Administration of the vaccine may worsen the course of autoimmune diseases, and vaccination of autoimmune patients and mothers and nursing mothers should only be carried out on the basis of a benefit / risk balance. Side effects include fever, nausea, local reactions, depression, nausea, muscle pain, nausea, and fat.They may also be interested in:
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