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Tick Borne

Ticks that spread disease are found around the world, particularly in parts of Europe and Asia.

Most cases of infection from a tick bite have occurred while enjoying the outdoors, in particular, camping and hiking during tick season. While it can seem like it’s inevitable that you will get bitten by a tick, it’s important to remember that not all ticks spread disease. Even if you’re bitten, the risk of getting seriously ill is low.

Reduce your risk of a tick bite

As with other insect-borne diseases, besides vaccination, actively avoiding being bitten is the best way to avoid catching an illness. In order to avoid tick bites we advise the following to travellers visiting rural areas:

  • Keep to clearly defined paths to avoid where ticks may be present.
  • Wear long-sleeved tops, trousers and shoes, and tuck trousers into socks to reduce the amount of exposed skin.
  • Clothing, footwear and camping gear can be impregnated with insecticide to increase protection against tick bites.
  • Use insect repellents on the skin to discourage ticks.

Vaccination for travel

If you will be spending large portions of your holiday in grassy or rural areas we recommend a vaccine against tick-borne disease. If you feel like you will be exposed to ticks it’s important that you have the first injection at least 1 month before travelling. Book your appointment online now.

When to see a doctor

If you have been bitten by a tick and start to experience flu-like symptoms and have a red rash visit your doctor as soon as possible. Be sure to tell your GP that you have been travelling in forests and grassy areas.

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