A resident of the Altai Territory, died after being bitten by the tick-borne Encephalitis

A resident of the Altai Territory, died after being bitten by the tick-borne Encephalitis, a similar case — the first in several years, according to Wednesday's press service Rospotrebnadzor region, without specifying the date of the incident.

According to the Department, for the past week in the clinic with complaints of edge sucking mites asked 202 people, including 48 children. All patients were not vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis and did not go to medical institutions to decide on the introduction of an immunoglobulin.

"In July, the first recorded in the last few years in case of tick-borne encephalitis is fatal in adults as a result of late treatment-seeking" — said in a statement.

Currently, the hospital edge with suspected tick-borne encephalitis are 11 people.

Management experts say that at present there is decline in activity of ticks, however, the risk of suffering from tick suction remains during the warm season. Since mid-August is expected the second, less intense wave activity ticks.

Tick-borne encephalitis — natural focal viral infection characterized by fever, intoxication, and the defeat of the gray matter and the membranes of the brain and spinal cord. The disease can lead to permanent neurological and psychiatric complications and even death of the patient.

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