The specialists of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences discovered on the territory of Western Siberia is a new kind of threat ticks.
“In the vicinity of Novosibirsk and Tomsk found a large number of individuals of the interspecific hybrids of ticks, which forms a fertile offspring. This hybrid acquired the property of both parental species, has a wider active season”, – said the head of the laboratory of the Institute of chemical biology and fundamental medicine, Nina Tikunova TV channel “Zvezda”.
According to her, most unpleasant, that hybrid individuals are capable of transmitting infectious agents of both parental species, and it is dangerous to humans.
While Tikunova noted that in the Siberian lab scientists developed a drug for emergency prevention and therapy of tick-borne encephalitis.
The drug has already undergone preclinical testing, now it has been passed to pharmaceutical companies for further clinical trials.
Earlier, the chief expert on mites Central research Institute of Disinfectology of Rospotrebnadzor Natalia Shashina said that in the forests and parks already are operating full swing ticks, the peak of the invasion of arthropods accounts for the time of flowering of bird cherry.
Recall from tick bites in Moscow have suffered more than a hundred people, insects woke up early.