In Nizhny Novgorod region is 1.7 times the number of attacks on children mites

In Nizhny Novgorod region on children klschi attack.  Photo: pkcd.ruExperts are asked to follow safety rules of Nizhny Novgorod.
Compared to the previous week incidence sucking mites increased by 1.4 times. In this regard, the management of the Nizhny Novgorod region Rospotrebnadzor advised to follow the rules of individual protection against attack of mites.

On April 1, 2011 for medical help from sucking ticks in general in the Nizhny Novgorod region paid 4482 people. This is 6.8% more than the same period last year.

— Compared to the previous week incidence sucking mites in children increased by 1.7 times, — the press-service of Rospotrenadzora the Nizhny Novgorod region. — Register one case of tick-borne encephalitis virus from a resident Sormovo district and 11 cases of Ixodes tick-borne Lyme disease among residents of the Lower and the region.

If you stay in the forest, horticultural areas, urban park areas must comply with the rules of individual protection against attack of mites.

— Wear special clothing. In the absence thereof — to wear plain and light colored clothing, pants tucked into boots, stockings or socks with tight elastic band, upper garments — in trousers cuffs should fit tightly to the hand, his shirt collar and pants should not have buckles or have a tight clasp, under which the mites can not crawl on his head wearing a hood sewn to the shirt, jacket, or the refilling of hair under a scarf and hat.

— Conduct self-and vzaimoosmotry every 10 — 15 minutes to detect mites.

— Do not sit or lie down on the grass.

— Parking and an overnight stay in the woods hold in areas devoid of herbaceous vegetation, or in dry pine forests on sandy soils.

— After returning from the forest or to overnight to remove clothing, carefully inspect the body and clothing.

— Do not put them in a room freshly picked plants, coats and other items which may be ticks, inspect the dogs and other animals. — Apply special chemical personal protection against ticks.


Nadednym and long-term method of protection against tick-borne encephalitis is a preventive vaccine. Currently in Russia there are four vaccines — two Russian, German vaccine "Entsepur" and Austrian "FSME". Vaccination schedule for the last two consists of 3 doses, which are introduced by the scheme 0-1 (3) -9 (12) months; booster vaccinations in 3 years. Vaccination is vaccination centers for a fee. The cost of vaccination is much lower than the cost borne immunoglobulin to be administered into the body no later 4 days from the time of the tick bite (if the tick is infected).

Those most at risk of contracting tick-borne encephalitis susceptible persons whose activities are linked to the presence in the forest. In recent years, the prevalence of cases among the townspeople. Human infection with tick-borne encephalitis virus occurs through the bite of an infected tick. The bulk of ticks transmit pathogens together with the first dose of anesthetic saliva. Infection with tick-borne encephalitis virus and at crushing the tick during removal of it from the animal or human body, followed by the entry of the virus.

In the case of tick suction should seek medical attention at the hospital. Study mite towards free of charge.

Xenia Patrushev

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