Ticks: major increase in TBE and Lyme disease.
According to the FOPH, 73 people in Switzerland fell ill with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in June 2018. In the years since 2000, between 46 and 109 cases have been registered in the same period. An effective course of treatment does not exist, which is why anyone who travels to TBE risk areas or spends a lot of time in the outdoors is advised to be immunised against TBE.
You don’t need to go far afield – dangers can also lurk close to home.
Generally speaking, whether you are at home or travelling, the vaccination protection recommended for Switzerland should be in place, and supplemented by the specific travel vaccinations required for different regions. Find out about the current situation before you travel.