Tick-borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine Information

Tick-borne Encephalitis is a viral infection affecting the brain and spinal cord, it is spread by tick bites.

Tick-borne Encephalitis countries at risk

Tick-borne Encephalitis is not found in the UK, but there’s a low risk of getting it in parts of Europe, eastern Russia, East Asia, China and Japan.

Signs and Symptoms

The initial symptoms of Tick-borne Encephalitis can begin anywhere between 2-28 days after being bitten. The infection usually lasts 1-8 days. Sufferers can experience the following common symptoms:
  • Fever and Flu like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain

Taking precautions from Tick-borne Encephalitis

To reduce the chances of getting the infection, always remember to cover your arms and legs when out in an area where ticks are found.


Tick-borne Encephalitis is preventable by having a vaccination, it is 98-99% effective against the European strains and is also thought to be as effective against other strains.
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