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TBE advice & information

In countries where TBE is endemic (for example Austria) the introduction of widespread vaccination has resulted in a substantial reduction in the incidence of disease. Consult your travel health provider for further information. 1

Basic precautions against tick bites, which can lead to TBE, include cover up exposed skin and use an insect repellent. 4

You can also find useful travel health advice about TBE on the following websites:

The UK's largest network of private travel health clinics.

General information and factsheets regarding possible sources of illness and precautions to take while you travel.

  Patient UK
Comprehensive health information as provided by GPs and nurses to patients during consultations.

A public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.

  NHS Choices
A comprehensive health information source provided by the Department of Health.

   Czech Republic - NIPH
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) provides information to the public on TBE. It also publishes statistics and reports on TBE and other infectious diseases in the monthly epidemiological bulletin “Zpravy Epidemiologie a Mikrobiologie”

   Finland - National Institute for Health and Welfare
The National Institute for Health and Welfare provides information and advice for the public on tick-borne diseases in Finnish, Swedish and English.

  Germany – RKI
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) provides information and advice on TBE vaccination for health professionals and the public.

The National Institute of Pharmacy provides latest TBE information to the public. TBE incidence data is available from the    National Centre for Epidemiology.

   Norway – The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Folkehelseinstituttet, Norway’s public health institute, provides information and advice on tick-borne diseases.

   Slovenia – National Institute of Public Health
The National Institute of Public Health provides information on TBE for the public.

   Sweden - Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control
Information for the public on tick-borne diseases in Sweden is available from the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control.


Travel Smartly

Are you travelling to a country where you could be at risk?

Planning outdoor activities in forested or grassy areas?


Other sources of information about encephalitis

The Encephalitis Society provides information and support to people affected, their families and friends. The Society also provides bespoke traning to professionals, raises awareness of the condition and its consequences, and collaborates with academic and clinical partners on research into the condition.

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