The number of victims increased sucking ticks in Moscow since 2011 by 1.7 times compared to the same period last year to 14.29 thousand cases, the website of Rospotrebnadzor the Moscow region.
"Health facilities of the Moscow region recorded 14.29 thousand cases sucking ticks, including those of children — 3.364 thousand, which is 1.7 times more than the same period in 2010 (8.067 thousand, including children — 1.842 thousand), "- said in a statement.
As noted in the Federal Service, are among the most likely places mites attack in the Moscow region — dacha, where 42.3% of all injured bitten. The remaining cases occurred in forest areas (21.3%), forest and park areas (24.6%), playground (1.4%), cemeteries (2%), urban parks and gardens (3.9%), recreation centers , boarding houses (4.5%).
"The results of laboratory tests taken from 1.138 thousand person, suck in the Moscow region, and 270 collected in the region indicate that they do not contain the causative agent of tick-borne encephalitis virus", — stated in the material.
In the 1.138 thousands of people removed from the grip, suck in the Moscow region, agents of Lyme disease were found in 15.2% of cases, anaplasmosis — 1.4% of cases, ehrlichiosis — 0.3%. In ticks collected in nature, agents of Lyme disease were found in 26.3% of cases, anaplasmosis — in 1.1% of cases, ehrlichiosis — in 0.7% of cases.
"From prevention to those who depart in the endemic area, as well as those at risk of professional working in natural habitats, vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis. Vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis 1.761 thousand people, including 111 children," — explained in the department.
Tick-borne encephalitis — an acute infectious viral disease, mainly affecting the central nervous system, which could result in disturbances in the body, leading to disability and death. Borne borreliosis — Transmissible natural focal infection with acute or chronic, which are likely to damage the skin, nervous system, cardiovascular system, liver, and musculoskeletal system.