Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this summer

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Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this summer

Postby samaddie » 26 Jul 2011, 12:14pm

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 .Tickalert.org



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.

Check it out if you are heading to Europe this summer......

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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby Ron » 31 Jul 2011, 8:23pm

Is the UK no longer in Europe?
It is odd considering the publicity given in this country to the tick danger, that the UK is not listed on the tickalert website. (unless I'm mistaken) This could give the impression to some that we are safe in the UK, not so according to this report......
http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/ne ... 6733073.jp

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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby TonyR » 1 Aug 2011, 8:28am

What about Lyme's disease, another tick born disease that is present in the UK that you do not want to catch?

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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby The Mechanic » 4 Aug 2011, 6:34pm

Too late :cry:
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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby viper » 10 Dec 2011, 8:20pm

A close friend of mine caught Lymes disease back in june of this year , he was realy ill with ,it is still affecting his hearing and site ,the first signs he had was being very tired ,then his face looked like he had a Stroke , He is now allowed to drive and on his way to recovery, not nice and very frightening for him .

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TBE Disease in Europe this summer...

Postby saddie » 18 Jun 2013, 3:52pm

For anyone who loves outdoor sports and activities such as hiking, climbing, camping, cycling, mountain biking etc, check out the website Tickalert.org! It has the “TBE Travel Check” tool which helps travellers/backpackers to find out if they might at risk of Tick-borne Encephalitis because of where they are going and outdoor activities planned.

TBE is transmitted within minutes from the bite of an infected tick and causes an average of 13,000 cases needing hospital treatment in Europe and Russia every year. Up to 30% of patients suffer meningitis and in extreme cases it leads to encephalitis (brain swelling) and inflammation of the spinal cord.

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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby jezer » 18 Jun 2013, 5:45pm

Summer :?: Ah yes, I seem to remember the word but can't quite recall what it means :(
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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby gentlegreen » 18 Jun 2013, 6:34pm

I'll bet that ticks don't demand a perfect summer ...

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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby jezer » 18 Jun 2013, 7:07pm

Some years ago I had a pair of black labradors, brothers from the same litter. On a Scottish holiday one of them kept getting ticks, but the other didn't. I could never understand why this was so. I didn't get any either, inspite of walking in the heather. The midges on the other hand.. :shock:
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Re: Cyclists at risk of tick borne disease in Europe this su

Postby John-D » 19 Jun 2013, 10:57am

Ron wrote:Is the UK no longer in Europe?
It is odd considering the publicity given in this country to the tick danger, that the UK is not listed on the tickalert website. (unless I'm mistaken) This could give the impression to some that we are safe in the UK, not so according to this report......
http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/ne ... 6733073.jp


It's clear (despite the web address) once you open the site that it is concerned solely with 'Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE)' so it's really not surprising it makes no reference to Lyme Disease. If TBE had been recorded in the UK I'm sure it would have been included!