Prevention and control measures for TBEArchived

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) prevention

There are effective and safe vaccines against the TBE virus, and immunisation is recommended for people who live in TBE risk areas or who frequently visit forests and grasslands in TBE risk areas.  

People who plan to visit TBE risk areas in Europe and Russia should consult their local doctor or immunisation services for advice about TBE immunisation.

Infected dairy animals can shed the TBE virus in their milk and there are documented cases of TBE transmission through infected milk, which is one reason why one should not consume unpasteurised milk or dairy products in TBE risk areas.

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