Tick Borne Encephalitis - cases of tick borne encephalitis reported in Khakassia, Russia

Health authorities have identified 19 cases of tick borne encephalitis four of whom are children. Authorities report that 2,586 people have been treated for tick bites.

Travellers in countries where TBE occurs should avoid tick habitats such as woods, fields and forests where possible. Daily tick checks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.

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