What is the risk of tick-borne diseases in Lithuania and how can one ger infected?

Hundreds of cases of tick-borne encephalitis and thousands of cases of Lyme disease are registered in Lithuania every year. The risk of contracting these diseases in the territory of Lithuania is considered high.
People can get infected when bitten by an infected tick. Ticks typically attach onto the neck or behind the ears in children, and onto the groin, armpits or in the area of bending of the legs and arms in adults.
Unpasteurized goat and cow milk can also be infected with tick-borne encephalitis.

Last updated: 20-11-2023