Tick Borne Encephalitis - the season for this disease has begun in Kyakhtinsky region of Buryatia, Russia

Travellers should be aware that the tick biting season in parts of Europe has begun. A case of tick borne encephalitis has been reported from the Kyakhtinsky region of the Republic of Buryatia in Russia.

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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