This year, 2,753 cases of Lyme disease (a 93% increase) and 47 cases (a 236% increase) of tick-borne encephalitis have been confirmed in Poland, according to the latest data on infectious diseases.
The covers the period from January 1 to April 15 this year. During the same time in 2022, there were 1,423 cases of Lyme disease and 14 cases of tick-borne encephalitis.
An educational campaign on the prevention of tick-borne diseases under the slogan “Don’t be attractive to ticks” has been launched.
The aim of the campaign is to promote the basic principles of protection against ticks, educate on the correct removal of ticks, increase social awareness in the field of prevention of diseases transmitted by ticks, increase knowledge about preventive vaccinations as an effective method of preventing tick-borne encephalitis.
Lyme borreliosis is a chronic multiphasic systemic disease characterized by skin, joint, cardiac and neurological symptoms. The variety of symptoms and the similarity to many other diseases make diagnosis difficult.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an acute viral disease that is often associated with neurological complications.
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Vaccination is the most effective way to protect against tick-borne encephalitis. There is currently no vaccine against Lyme disease.
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