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MOSCOW, may 14. /TASS/. More than 52 thousand people over the past two months have appealed for help to the doctors in connection with tick bites. On Monday, the CPS said.


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TASS has prepared an infographic on the prevention and treatment of tick bites.

“As of may 11, 2018, according to the monitoring, in medical organizations asked more than 52 thousand victims of tick bites”, – stated in the message. For the week, the number of applicants has more than doubled. At the same time in Department noted that the uptake in health facilities affected by tick bites has decreased by 10% compared to the same period last year.

According to the Agency, Russia now has recorded five cases of encephalitis and 87 cases of Lyme disease. This is below last year’s level and does not exceed average values over the five-year period .

Most victims of mites was recorded in the Kemerovo, Irkutsk, Sverdlovsk regions, St. Petersburg and Altai Krai.