Hygienists warn: Do not suck on ticks!

It’s not just that so many people get sick. Most of them will face consequences for the rest of their lives. Encephalitis affects the nervous system, causing, for example, epilepsy, paralysis, meningitis and, in extreme cases, death. It is also warning that doctors in the case of this disease can only alleviate the symptoms, there is no cure yet. An extraordinary number of tick cases were recorded by hygienists in the south of Bohemia, where almost half of this year’s marauders are from.

“We have already confirmed 17 cases of tick-borne encephalitis, while last year at that time it was seven cases. Ticks are extremely active these days, and the humid and warm weather contributes to that. According to the forecast of hydrometeorologists, the situation will be even worse, “said Květoslava Kotrbová, director of the Regional Hygiene Station in České Budějovice. The number of Lyme disease is also significant. “Last year we had 56 cases in southern Bohemia at this time and this year it is already 110,” Kotrbová added. And statistics for the whole Czechia? Last year, 340 were infected from January to December, this year until June 6, 459!

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… cannot be vaccinated against Lyme disease, which can cause joint and heart problems? However, there is an effective treatment.

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It is possible to vaccinate against tick-borne encephalitis. People over the age of 50 are entitled to the vaccine from free health insurance.

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