Tick-borne Encephalitis is a viral infection affecting the brain and spinal cord, it is spread by tick bites.
VACCINATION: Tick-borne Encephalitis
COURSE: 3 doses
Tick-borne Encephalitis countries at risk
Tick-borne Encephalitis is not found in the UK, but there’s a low risk of getting it in parts of Europe, eastern Russia, East Asia, China and Japan.
Signs and Symptoms
The initial symptoms of Tick-borne Encephalitis can begin anywhere between 2-28 days after being bitten. The infection usually lasts 1-8 days. Sufferers can experience the following common symptoms:
- Fever and Flu like symptoms
- Muscle pain
Taking precautions from Tick-borne Encephalitis
To reduce the chances of getting the infection, always remember to cover your arms and legs when out in an area where ticks are found.
Tick-borne Encephalitis is preventable by having a vaccination, it is 98-99% effective against the European strains and is also thought to be as effective against other strains.