Since the beginning of the season, more than 220 Petersburgers have already suffered from ticks. This year, epidemiologists say, ticks will be especially active. In order not to become their next victim, poisoned on May holidays for a city, a summer residence or for a walk in the forest, do not forget about simple rules of protection.
Since the beginning of the season, according to Rospotrebnadzor, 226 St. Petersburg residents, who suffered from tick bites, turned to medics for help. In the Leningrad region, 139 victims of ticks are reported – almost twice as much as in the same period last year. And in the field of mites “noted” in all areas, with the exception of Vyborg and Lodeinopolsky, as well as Sosnovoborsk urban district. Infected with tick-borne infections, there is as yet no city or region.
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As previously reported by St. Petersburg epidemiologists, this year is expected to have high activity ticks. This happens every three years – the last peak period was just in 2015. So, according to the forecasts of doctors, there will be an increase in the number of people affected and sick.
In order not to be among the victims, we recall simple rules for country walks, as well as where to seek help if the tick has “found” you. It is better not to remove the tick itself and immediately contact the City Infectious Diseases Hospital. Botkin or Children’s Infectious Disease Hospital № 3 – they take it only when there is a tick, which is then sent for examination. Also, help is provided at district trauma centers and polyclinics. It is possible and independently for money to check up an infection of the tick or mite – similar services render some organizations in a city.
We remind you that from May 1 to May 15, the “hot line” of the city’s Rospotrebnadzor will work. On weekdays from 9.00 to 17.00 (break from 12.00 to 13.00) by phone (812) 575-81-02, Petersburgers will be able to learn from specialists about ticks and ways of preventing tick infections.