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TICK BORNE ENCEPHALITIS

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Spread by the bite of an infected tick and rarely, via unpasteurised milk from infected cows, sheep and goats. Travellers at risk include those planning to walk, camp or work in long grassy or wooded areas for long periods especially during spring, summer and autumn months as this is when the ticks are most active.

If caught, symptoms include flu-like illness sometimes followed by neurological complications. If at risk, travellers should consider vaccination which involves 2 initial injections and a booster for extended coverage. They should also avoid tick bites by covering up and treating clothing with Permethrin (Clothing Treatment) which is a tick killer. Always remove any ticks promptly.

TICK BORNE ENCEPHALITIS

AGE OF USEDOSES REQUIREDSCHEDULETIME BEFOFE TRAVELBOOSTER REQUIRED
16 years+20, 1-3 monthsLast dose 2 weeks before*5-12 months

TICK BORNE ENCEPHALITIS PAEDIATRIC

AGE OF USEDOSES REQUIREDSCHEDULETIME BEFOFE TRAVELBOOSTER REQUIRED
1-15 years20, 1-3 monthsLast dose 2 weeks before*5-12 months

*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover.

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