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Old 26.05.2013, 22:40
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Re: Tick Season

So this cold weather has not deterred them. I was told once that ticks do not live above 800 meters (above sea level) but I have since heard this is untrue.
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Old 26.05.2013, 23:00
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Re: Tick Season

Does anyone know what the minimum age is here for a child to be vaccinated?

If there are no risks associated with the vaccine, I'd like to get my 19-month old vaccinated, if possible. And perhaps myself as well.
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Re: Tick Season

In the Zurich area you should get vaccinated. I don't think they'll vaccinate your 19 month old as apparently they only recommend it from around school age ... and clearly adults.

Your doctor will know :-).

Oh and I googled it below, it says from age 6 in risk areas ....

http://www.zecke.ch/html/schutz_durch_impfung.html
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Old 26.05.2013, 23:14
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Re: Tick Season

I found a good website that discusses the early (and later) symptoms of "tickborne encephalitis" as well as vaccine information:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbo...e-encephalitis

I was a bit surprised to learn that vaccines aren't available in the U.S. but are available in Europe. I'm definitely going to ask my pediatrician when our son can be vaccinated and get vaccinated myself.

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Re: Tick Season

Tick-borne encephalitis cases are at a 30 year high this year, to add yet another unprecedented event for 2020

There are no treatments, just a vaccine that is proven to be very effective
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Old 18.09.2020, 14:06
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There are no treatments, just a vaccine that is proven to be very effective
Crazy to think I begun this thread over 8 years ago ...

Since then I think I've picked up maybe 10 ticks as a fairly avid hiker. Co-worker did get Lyme however..
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There are no treatments, just a vaccine that is proven to be very effective
Is it a one-off vaccine or is a top up needed every year?
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Is it a one-off vaccine or is a top up needed every year?
It’s three shots over the course of six months and lasts for at least 3 years.
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Is it a one-off vaccine or is a top up needed every year?
Three doses are recommended followed by additional doses every three to five years

We regularly get tick bites and so we always ensure we are up to date

The primary immunization consists of 3 doses; recommended intervals are 1-3 months between doses 1 and 2 and 5-12 (9-12)months between doses 2 and 3.

For rapid protection, the former schedule may be reduced to 1–2 weeks.
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Re: Tick Season

Note that ticks in the nymph stage are very difficult/impossible to detect and can still transmit diseases. We live in a high risk area. Dogs are on prevention from March to October/November typically and we hike with long pants, tall socks and tick spray. Interestingly enough the eucalyptus type tick spray has been proven to be nearly as effective as heavy duty chemical sprays so I use the eucalyptus one, think I picked up a bottle at coop but since then have learned how to make it. I do a check over of everyone after and take a hot shower myself. We try to stay on paths when possible as staying out of the thick underbrush definitely makes a difference.
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