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Over 920 Penza citizens request medical assistance for tick bites

11:31 | 30.06.2016 | Society

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Penza, 30 June 2016. PenzaNews. Nearly 920 people, including 247 children under 14, sought medical help after getting bit by ticks in the Penza region since the beginning of the tick activity season. The first tick-related reports were registered on April 11.

Over 920 Penza citizens request medical assistance for tick bites

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433 insects were lab-tested, with 50 (11.5%) of them found to be infected with Lyme disease.

According to the June 20 information, 12 people were diagnosed with Lyme disease – six in penza, two in Kuznetsk, and one in the Zemetchino, Shemysheika, Mokshan and Neverkino areas each.

Overall, the regional authorities treated nearly 157 hectares of forests and plains against ticks – 112.9% of the plan for the current tick season, says the press service of the Penza region Rospotrebnadzor department.

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