Our Location

07 3221 9066

Tick Borne Encephalitis

Tick Borne Encephalitis is a serious disease carried by tick bites in Europe. 1-10% of ticks in affected areas may harbour the virus, and whilst many sufferers have no effect, the disease can cause brain damage and death.

If you are travelling to Europe in the summer ( risk season is April to October ) and spending a month or more in the forests, vaccination may be recommended. The vaccine is not readily available in Australia, but in Europe the vaccine against TBE is the largest selling private vaccine. There have been 35 million doses prescribed since 1980. Austria has a national program for routine vaccination.

Dr Deb’s clinics have access to limited supplies for Australians who may be at risk. If needed, the vaccine should be given at least 3 weeks before travel.

News

 

Recent Blog Posts


TB vaccine and Diabetes

October 14th, 2018 Read More »

Drug-free holidays and malaria prevention

October 9th, 2018 Read More »

First Aid of Burns

September 21st, 2018 Read More »

View All »
Creative Commons License
This work by Dr Deb The Travel Doctor Pty Ltd (ABN 75 624 360 247) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.thetraveldoctor.com.au/website_terms_conditions.htm.

© 2018 Dr. Deb’s | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Website Terms and Conditions | Governing policy

Website development by RJ New Designs