Tick-Borne Encephalitis, or TBE, is an infection spread by ticks that affects the central nervous system in humans.
It is typically most common in rural and woodland areas and associated with larger farm animals that serve as the feeding hosts for the ticks, although the reservoir hosts are generally rodents. Humans are incidental hosts due to exposure, with TBE not directly transmitted from human to human.
The spread of TBE ranges from Europe through to Asia with several distinct subtypes of the disease identified.
Diagnosis in humans is generally identified by ELISA.
Here at Binding Site's Immunologicals group we supply 2 versions of a high quality TBE antigen to the Moscow B4 strain. With proven functionality in ELISA and Western Blot they are designed to work in the most common applications available, and are adaptable to individual needs upon request.
We also have plasma often used for calibrator and control purposes, to both the IgG and IgM antibodies.
Check out our range via the links below, or if you have an enquiry about these products please get in touch.
For further information on TBE take a look at the CDC's informative factsheet