The Most Dangerous Ticks are in Primorskiy Krai
The tick-borne encephalitis mortality rate in the region is four times as much as average in Russia
VLADIVOSTOK. April 9. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Nine residents of Primorskiy Krai have already applied to the hospital on account of the bite of the ticks.
Experts state that the season of ticks begins in April in Primorskiy Krai and lasts till October. And the whole Primorskiy Krai is a high risk area of tick-borne encephalitis infection. The most dangerous regions of Primorskiy Krai are: the north of the Primorye, Chuguevskiy, Anuchinskiy and Spasskiy regions.
In 2008 almost 5 thousand people applied to hospitals because of the ticks’ bites, 1.2 thousand of them are children. 24 people got the encephalitis and two of them died.
One can catch encephalitis at any region of the country, but Primorskiy Krai is the most dangerous area.
The main safety method is vaccinal prevention. It is supposed to vaccinate more than 794 thousand people this year.
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