Tick Borne Encephalitis - cases of tick borne encephalitis reported in St. Petersburg, Russia

Health authorities in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region have reported 89 cases of tick borne encephalitis (TBE).

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Tick-Borne Encephalitis.

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