Lyme Disease occurs more often than thought in Finland

According to officials at the National Institute for Health and Welfare, there were slightly less than 2,000 cases of Lyme disease reported in Finland last year. However, there are estimates that only one-quarter of the infected people are actually reported to health authorities.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers in areas where Lyme disease occurs can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by avoiding tick bites, whenever possible, especially when hiking or camping in fields, woods and forests. Checking the skin daily tick checks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.

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