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Slide share to combat ignorance about TBE

saddiesaddie Posts: 14
Cyclists and group organisers can now access a quick presentation to inform members about the risk from ticks carrying a dangerous virus in Europe.

Protect Yourself from Tick Borne Encephalitis in Europe is available on the Tick Alert website (http://www.tickalert.org) and focuses on travel between spring and early autumn to any of 27 countries where TBE is endemic.

It shows how the disease is contracted, explains the serious symptoms that can arise and what to do to protect against TBE, which is a viral disease transmitted within minutes from the bite of an infected tick. Every year there are 10,000-12,000 cases reported. TBE attacks the nervous system and can lead to severe meningitis, encephalitis and even death.

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