Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) - death reported in Skovorodino, Amur Region, Russia

Health authorities in the Amur Region have reported a death due to tick borne encephalitis (TBE). In the past 6 weeks, a total of 1,280 people, including 365 children have received treatment 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.

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

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