Officials in the southern Russian region of Kuban are reporting 30 Lyme disease cases, in fact, 300 tick bite were recorded in the first week of July, according to a report (computer translated).

Black-legged tick
Ixodes scapularis, a Black-legged tick/CDC

Seven of the cases were children that required hospitalization.

The Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, or Rospotrebnadzor in the region reports tick bites are up 12 percent this year.

The earlier tick-borne borreliosis is detected, doctors say, the more successfully the treatment will be.