[Syrphidae] Altai excursion from the 7th Syrphidae meeting

Francis Gilbert Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Nov 28 08:06:52 GMT 2012

hi everyone

Anatolii Barkalov would like to advise anyone who would like to go to the Altai on the post-conference collecting trip that they must be vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis. It is difficult to move around in the forests and marshes without ticks attaching themselves to the clothes, and regular stops to get rid of them are necessary. Even so, one risks being bitten, and the ticks can carry encephalitis.

When I went to the Far East in the mid-1990s the vaccination required three injections, with a month in between each one. Thus vaccination needs to be organised well in advance. There are several types of encephalitis, and your doctor will be able to look up the one in Siberia against which you need vaccination.

Please pass on this message to anyone you know who might not be on the mailing list and is thinking of going.

With best wishes


Dr Francis Gilbert
School of Biology, University Park,
University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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