Tick borne encephalitis leaves 2 dead in Irkutsk Region in Russia

At least 10 people are hospitalised in the Irkutsk Region due to tick borne encephalitis, TBE (brain infalmmation). Two deaths due to this disease have been reported.

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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