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.
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:
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.
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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