Ticks FSME status on yellow

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Ticks in summer: TBE status in some regions to yellow.

(03.07.2010) The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported some cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in the Rotenburg / Lower Saxony region. For this reason, the TBE status has been called Yellow, which means that the region will be monitored more closely from now on. Therefore, do not panic because there are some good hints on how to prevent and protect your health.

In further areas of Germany, also in the Rhine-Neckar district, in the region North Rhine and in some areas of Saxonia appropriate warning levels were proclaimed. The warnings should not go unnoticed. People who spend a lot of time outdoors should take special precautions. Because now every third tick bites the dangerous disease Borreliosis as well as the tick-borne encephalitis (FSME). For example, the disease borreliosis occurs very frequently in Saxony every year, with an average of 1,800 reported cases, in contrast to meningitis (TBE).

It is important to take special precautions. Just the right clothing can prevent a tick bite. So it is advisable to carry activities in meadows, fields and forests long sleeves and trouser legs with closed cuffs and firm, closed footwear. In addition, lotions from natural medicine can be applied. For example, essential oils of aniseed, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, citronella or patchouli can keep the tick on the skin. However, the essential oils should be applied hourly, otherwise they lose their effect.

After being outdoors, you should thoroughly check the entire body for ticks. Especially ticks bite on the popliteal fossa, in the groin or in the armpits. If the tick is detected early, the risk of Lyme disease can be reduced, as the pathogens are transmitted at the earliest after 24 hours. If a tick has bitten, it should be avoided to remove the tick by squeezing and squeezing. It is best to hire a doctor or alternative practitioner with it. (Sb)

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