The risk of Tick Borne Encephalitis

This viral disease is also called Central European Tick-Borne Encephalitis. It occurs in at least 18 central European countries and many thousands of cases occur each year. In general exposure risks are related to those spending time in more rural regions where they may run the risk of being bitten by an infected tick. Most risk occurs during Spring and Summer in the forested regions of these countries. Scouts, those planning to camp or trek rurally or those who will be living in high risk countries (especially children) may need to consider vaccination cover.

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