By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews 

The Office of Rospotrebnadzor in the Moscow Region reported Monday on tick activity in the region (computer translated). As of May 14, 2020, 1,417 people went to health providers in the Moscow Region for medical assistance regarding tick bite cases, 518 of them were children. For the same period in 2019, 3731 complaints were registered, including 1135 among children.

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

For prophylactic purposes, people traveling to tick-borne viral encephalitis endemic areas, as well as people at occupational risk groups working in natural biotopes, are vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis. As of 05/14/2020, 1,119 people were vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis, including 326 children.

The results of laboratory studies of 353 ticks indicate the absence of tick-borne viral encephalitis pathogens in them. In 10% of the studied ticks, pathogens of tick-borne tick-borne borreliosis were found, and in 3% of human granulocytic anaplasmosis.

In order to prevent infections transmitted by ixodid ticks, treatments were carried out in the area.

Over the past 2020 period, 20 cases of Lyme disease were recorded, which corresponds to the same period in 2019.

There were no cases of tick-borne viral encephalitis in the Moscow region.


Aedes aegypti mosquito