World Encephalitis Day Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Posted by Megan Woodfine on 21 February 2017

World Encephalitis Day Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Did you know tomorrow Wednesday 22nd February is world encephalitis day?  

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by either an infection or the immune system attacking the brain in error. Approximately 500,000 people around the world are effected each year by Encephalitis including 6,000 reported cases in the UK.

 Japanese Encephalitis is transmitted by the Culex mosquitos which are found in south-east Asia, China, india and the Pacific. The Culex mosquito is prevalent and impossible to avoid in rural Asia, therefore the vaccinations are highly recommended for all travellers.

Tickborne Encephalitis is transmitted through ticks however, the virus has also been found in small rodents and larger animals including goats.  There are three different types of Tickborne Encephalitis which are the European, Fare Eastern and the Siberian. In Europe, the virus is mainly found in central, eastern, and northern Europe during spring and summer.

At Travel Clinic UK, we can vaccinate against Japanese Encephalitis and Tickborne Encephalitis. To book an appointment, or for more information, you can go online to www.travelclinicuk.co.uk or phone the customer service team on 01252 519479.