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Risk of tick-borne encephalitis risk not only in Europe

Risk of tick-borne encephalitis risk not only in Europe While it may seem that the tick-borne encephalitis is a particular problem selected European countries, which include our republic, it is not entirely so.

While on the European continent threatens us so-called Western or European tick-borne encephalitis in the vast area from the western border of Russia to Japan to present her close relatives - Siberian and eastern encephalitis.

Russia is the record for number of diseases

If you are going on holiday to visit this vast country between the Urals and the Pacific Ocean, you should know that it is Russia is the country with the largest number of cases of tick-borne encephalitis in the world. Endemic area in which you on Russian territory vulnerable to contracting klíšťovkou, ranging from St. Petersburg via Novosibirsk to Vladivostok. However, it is particularly risky area of ​​Western Siberia, where the incidence klíšťovky estimated at 40 to 80 cases per 100,000 population (compared to the Czech Republic, one of the most dangerous aspects klíšťovky European countries is reported incidence of up to 10 cases per 100,000 population) .

For klíšťovkou to exotic countries

Besides Russia klíšťovku you can also come across far more exotic countries where you might not expect it. The incidence of tick-borne encephalitis has been reported in China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea. And although the number of officially recorded cases of the disease in these countries is not particularly high, it is rather a consequence of imperfect evidence, and it is likely that the true incidence klíšťovky is in these Asian countries is much higher than official figures suggest.

The vaccination consult with experts

If you are not vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis, certainly you ought to consider before traveling to Russia or to other Asian countries. It is best to visit a specialist vaccination center or travel medicine center, where you not only advise on vaccination against klíšťovce, but can recommend other vaccinations according to the specific area you're visiting.


Source: Tick encefalitida.cz



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