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Tick-Borne Encephalitis


UK/MG103/14-0006a March 2014 – This has been sponsored by Baxter Healthcare
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TBE is a serious disease endemic in twenty–seven European countries and is a growing public health problem2 . It is contracted within minutes from the bite of an infected tick.3 The Department of Health recommends that travellers to rural and forested areas of TBE regions in spring and summer should be vaccinated.4

There is currently no cure for TBE and patient’s symptoms can vary. 75% of severe TBE cases cause meningitis and even after recovery, TBE can leave sufferers with lifelong health problems.5

Make sure you know how to advise your patients about protecting against this growing travel health risk, including vaccination and other preventative measures, by watching the following webcast.

1. WHO (World Health Organisation) on Tick-borne Encephalitis, 2013. Click here
2. International Scientific-Working Group on TBE, 2007. Click here
3. Lindquist L et al. Tick-borne encephalitis. Lancet (2008);371:1861-71.
4. The Department of Health Green Book. Click here
5. 13th Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on TBE, Vienna 2011.

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