Tick Borne Encephalitis Information
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 and those planning to camp or trek rurally may need to consider vaccination cover.