Ticks continue to bite

Weather in September happy – and not only us, but also ticks. Puppies are full of energy and bite with triple enthusiasm. Since the beginning of September in the Institute Sklifosovsky addressed more than 400 bitten. How long will it last? What to do to avoid being bitten by ticks? And where to run if bite still?

Last year ticks were active until November. This year the situation, experts suggest, may be repeated. Precautions are the same – to dress properly, use repellents (in extreme cases, they can replace the tires – ticks are attracted by the smell of sweat).

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If you still stung, call 01 – will tell you where to go so the tick was removed and examined – whether it is a carrier of tick-borne encephalitis or Lyme disease, also known as Lyme disease. You can start with the treatment in the nearest emergency room.

The list of endemic areas of tick-borne viral encephalitis can be found on the website of Rospotrebnadzor. A similar list for Lyme disease no, but the risk zones are considered the Leningrad, Tver, Kostroma, Kaliningrad, Tyumen, Perm region. You “picked up” tick in a dangerous area? There is every reason to urgently contact the experts: if the bloodsucker would indeed be a carrier of the disease, the sooner you start treatment, the better the chances of success.

Published: September 14, 2009

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