The Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus is endemic in an area ranging from northern China and Japan, through far-eastern Russia to Europe. TBEV is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks (Ixodes scapularis, Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes persulcatus), or (rarely) through the non-pasteurized milk of infected cows, sheeps and goats. TBE is a viral infectious disease involving the central nervous system (CNS). The disease is incurable once manifested, so there is no specific drug therapy for TBE.
- Blood serum, plasma
- Cerebrospinal fluid
- Tick suspension sample
- FAM (495 – 520 nm) for Internal Control (IC)
- ROX (575 – 602 nm) for TBEV RNA