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Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine protects against tick-borne encephalitis virus.

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Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine (One Dose - Requires Three Doses)

Overview

Understanding Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infectious disease that affects the central nervous system. It is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks, found commonly in forested areas of Europe and Asia. The global prevalence of TBE has been increasing, with travellers to these regions at risk, particularly during warmer months when ticks are most active.

Prevention

Prevention of TBE primarily involves vaccination. The Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine, known as TicoVac, is used for this purpose. It requires a course of three doses for complete immunisation. The ideal vaccination schedule should be discussed with a healthcare provider, but it is recommended to start as early as possible before travel to risk areas.

Countries at Risk

TBE is most commonly found in parts of Europe and Asia, including Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. It is also prevalent in China and Japan. Find country-specific vaccine recommendations with Travel Health Pro.

Signs and Symptoms

TBE often starts with flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, and muscle pain. In severe cases, it can progress to encephalitis, leading to symptoms such as confusion, seizures, and even paralysis.

Key Takeaways

  • Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system, prevalent in Europe and Asia.
  • Prevention involves a three-dose course of the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine, ideally started well before travel to risk areas.
  • TBE symptoms start with flu-like signs, potentially progressing to severe neurological issues.
  • The vaccine cost in the UK ranges between £65 and £85 per dose, including appointment fees.
  • Besides vaccination, travellers should avoid tick bites through protective clothing and insect repellents.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tick-Borne Encephalitis?

Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infectious disease that affects the central nervous system. It is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks, commonly found in forested areas of Europe and Asia.

How is TBE prevented?

TBE is primarily prevented through vaccination. The Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine, known as TicoVac, requires a course of three doses for complete immunisation.

What are the symptoms of TBE?

TBE often starts with flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, and muscle pain. In severe cases, it can progress to encephalitis, leading to confusion, seizures, and even paralysis.

Further Information

Travel Precautions

In addition to vaccination, travellers should take steps to avoid tick bites, such as wearing long-sleeved clothing and using insect repellents. It is also advisable to avoid walking in tall grass in risk areas. Remember, the risk of TBE is highest during the warmer months of the year when ticks are most active.

References

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