Funding: The authors acknowledge financial support from the Czech Science Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic.
First documented case of imported tick-borne encephalitis in Australia
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013
© 2013 The Authors; Internal Medicine Journal © 2013 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Internal Medicine Journal
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 93–96, January 2013
How to Cite
Chaudhuri, A. and Růžek, D. (2013), First documented case of imported tick-borne encephalitis in Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, 43: 93–96. doi: 10.1111/imj.12017
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 JAN 2012
- Czech Science Foundation
- Ministry of Education
- Sports of the Czech Republic
Vol. 43, Issue 3, 350, Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
- tick-borne encephalitis virus;
- viral encephalitis;
- travel medicine;
We report a case of tick-borne encephalitis that has not been described before in Australia. The patient was a returned traveller from Russia who had typical manifestations of this infection. Clinical diagnosis was elusive because of the peculiar biphasic nature of the illness and its rarity in Australia. Laboratory diagnosis was also challenging and required testing at a reference laboratory in the Czech Republic because of the unavailability of specific assays in Australia. This report aims to make physicians from non-endemic regions aware that tick-borne encephalitis can be imported and to familiarise them with its clinical course.