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Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) is a serious disease

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TBE Travel Check

If you're planning outdoor or activity holidays in Europe this summer take our self-assessment TBE Test before you travel to see if you could be at risk.


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Are you visiting a TBE endemic country in Europe between April-October?

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Will you be spending time in countryside areas such as forests, woodland, hills, mountains?

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Are you planning any outdoor activities (e.g. walking/hiking, climbing, mountain biking, horse riding)?

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Are you planning to camp?

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TBE Countries

Check out TBE risk areas in Europe
on our map.

TBE Travel Check

Take the TBE Test before you travel to see if
you could be at risk.

ADV UK/TICO/13-0005a March 2013
In TBE countries where a vaccination programme has been introduced the number of cases of the disease has dropped. (World Health Organisation) "Encephalitis can be a devastating condition resulting in injury to the brain and, even where the person survives, many report not being the same again." Ava Easton, Chief Executive, Encephalitis Society "The latest case of TBE confirmed by the Health Protection Agency involved a tourist on a 2-week trekking holiday in southern Sweden."

TBE travel
health advice



TBE slide presentation
for members, colleagues,


"TBE can be prevented and I would urge people to see if the country they are going to is a risk, and if it is to minimise this and protect themselves." Rebecca Adlington, OBE, double Olympic gold medallist and Ambassador to the Encephalitis Society, whose sister was affected by encephalitis


Media & General Enquiries

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Information about TBE from other organisations.


Answers to key questions about TBE and ticks.