The tick activity in Russia has increased significantly

Medical services recorded a 2.6 thousand complaints about tick bites, according to the head of Rospotrebnadzor, chief sanitary doctor of Russia Anna Popova. Interestingly, almost half of the cases associated with children.

The greatest number of bites recorded in Krasnoyarsk, Zabaikalsky Krai, Kemerovo region, the Republic of Tuva and the Altai. While there is no case of infection with tick-borne viral encephalitis. However, there are cases of tick-borne borreliosis in Lipetsk, Moscow, Kursk and Voronezh regions. Today the number of complaints bites exceeds the average performance three times.

Special services process area. Most of the population should take precautions, especially when you stroll through the woods. Nor should we ignore vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis. Experts generally recommend to refrain from traveling to the forest during the epidemic season.

If you plan your trip, you should wear thick socks to choose a long dress, to protect the head, shoulders and neck. If a tick bites, it is necessary to drip on him with oil. Soon it will disappear. The tick must be transported to the laboratory to exclude encephalitis and borreliosis.

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