Neurologist Warns of Tick Danger

The activity of these insects reaches its peak during the summer period.

14/06/2023 - 13:00

Neurologist Dr. Dinar Yesheva urges Kazakhstani citizens to exercise caution and informs about the potential dangers associated with ticks, correspondent reports.

One of the most serious threats- is The Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE). Ticks, being carriers of the virus, can infect humans through bite or even being crushed. The virus causes an infectious disease that affects the nervous system.

It is important to note that the incubation period of TBE can vary from 1 day to 2 months, with an average time of around 10 days. The longer the tick remains attached, the higher the risk of developing the disease.

Doctor emphasises the immediate need to seek medical attention after a tick bite. Removal of the insect and observation for 10 days are necessary to prevent potential complications. Treatment for TBE is only possible in specialised infectious hospitals.

In Kazakhstan, the epidemiological season for tick-borne encephalitis will last until September.



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