Just got back from the doctor’s after a blood test and it turns out I’m positive for Lyme Borreliosis:
I now have to take antibiotics for almost 3 weeks. I picked up the tick exactly 2 weeks ago on Plabutsch, which is just outside of Graz. What is important to note is that my case was highly asymptomatic: there was no large bullseye rash, just a very itchy bite mark and a persistent dull headache. Thankfully, I’m fully immunised against tick borne encephalitis. The lesson here is simple, if you spend long enough in the mountains, the chances of you picking up something nasty go up considerably. I’m very glad I went for the blood test, even though the symptoms were quite minor. Stay safe!
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