In the laboratories of especially dangerous infections of the RSE on REM "National Center of Expertise" of the CSEC of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan for April-May 2022, 2,719 tests were carried out for tick-borne encephalitis, of which 48 were infected.
Compared to the same period last year, 1,299 studies were conducted at the NCE for tick-borne encephalitis, of which more than 40 were positive.
It should be noted that favorable conditions for ticks occur in April-May and August-September.
Recall that tick-borne encephalitis is an acute infectious disease with a primary lesion of the central nervous system. The disease develops after a tick is sucked. In the human body, the virus enters the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), where it replicates. The incubation period for tick-borne encephalitis ranges from 7 to 21 days.
If the tick is still bitten, you should immediately consult a doctor. Take the tick to the nearest laboratory for analysis as soon as possible. Even if the result for encephalitis is negative, monitor your well-being for a couple of weeks.