According to the St. Petersburg Rospotrebnadzora, last year vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis made 14 409 people this year, half – 7214. Even more alarming situation in the Leningrad region. There caught only 15 thousand people instead of the usual 54 thousand.

this spring in the Leningrad region and St. Petersburg were about five hundred tick bites. This is less than usual due to the ban on visits to forests. In addition, almost all the territory of St. Petersburg, as well as parks in the Leningrad region are acaricidal treatment, which allows to completely destroy the mites. At risk – predominantly gardeners.

the health Committee call in case of a bite will certainly include removed the tick in the lab. It must be done within three days from the time of the bite. The tick is sent to study, identify whether it is a carrier of tick-borne encephalitis or Lyme disease – both of these diseases are to humans deadly.

If it turns out that the tick is infected, then the patient receives free vaccine, he injected tick immunoglobulin. This reduces the risk of infection to a minimum.

As before, in St. Petersburg, the main place of research ticks remain infectious hospital named after Botkin. But, because the casing on Piskarevskoe prospectus redeveloped for patients with COVID-19, bloodsuckers take in office on Mirgorodskaya street.

taking to the study of ticks in St. Petersburg

l Children’s hospital N 3:

Petersburg, Bolshoy prospect of Vasilievsky island, 77/17.

l Infectious hospital named after Botkin: St. Petersburg, ulitsa Mirgorodskaya, 3.

l Center of hygiene and epidemiology in Saint-Petersburg: Petersburg, street Defense, 35.

l Center of hygiene and epidemiology in Leningrad region: Petersburg, street Olminskogo 27.

l a Branch of Centre of hygiene and epidemiology in the Leningrad region, Gatchina, Karl marks street, 44.