Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this summer

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If you are heading over to Europe this summer, please be aware of ticks.

Risk profiles of the 27 countries in Europe where the disease tick borne encephalitis (TBE) is endemic are now updated on the Tick Alert website

The profiles include details of TBE risk areas known to be popular for a range of outdoor sports and activities such as hiking, climbing, camping, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding.

TBE is a viral disease contracted via the bite of an infected tick and causes up to 13,000 cases every year in Europe and Russia. Two in every 100 TBE sufferers will die from the disease