"Tick-Borne Encephalitis" Obcina Bohinj Warnings Or Dangers Tip by zadunajska8

Obcina Bohinj Warnings and Dangers: 7 reviews and 6 photos

There is a small risk of tick-bone encephalitis in heavily forested areas of Slovenia and this does include some of the forest around Lake Bohinj (such as around the Savica waterfall). The area immediately around the lake is free from risk.

Lets not overstate the risk - it is very low - but it's not unheard of in these parts. It's probably not worth (and isn't advised) to have vaccinations against this to visit these parts of Slovenia but if you are going to walk up to the Savica Waterfall (and you should!) then perhaps wear a very light cotton long sleaved shirt so that your arms are protected and when you get back to your hotel then check yourself carefully for ticks. Common places to find them are the hair line, behind the ears, elbows, backs of knees, the groin and armpits. If you find a tick on your body, you should remove it as quickly as possible with a pair of tweezers and then wash the area and your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

Website: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tick-borne-encephalitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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  • Written Nov 3, 2011
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