Attention! The «Hot Line» of Rospotrebnadzor for the prevention of tick-borne encephalitis is working
Rospotrebnadzor warns! It’s tick season. In this regard, epidemiologists of the department will hold public consultations on the prevention of tick-borne encephalitis and other dangerous diseases from May 15 to 26.
Ticks are distributed throughout Russia. When bitten by an infected tick, a person can become infected with various infections. The most dangerous of them are tick-borne encephalitis, borreliosis (Lyme disease), and tularemia. These diseases can lead to severe and irreversible consequences — paralysis, impaired brain function, damage to the joints and internal organs, and toxic shock.
As part of the “hot line”, experts will tell you how to protect yourself from a tick bite, what repellents you can use, how to treat a summer cottage, how to dress properly if you go to nature, what to do and where to turn if a tick bites, how do not miss the main signs of the disease. In addition, citizens will be able to learn about vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis.
Phone of the Unified Consulting Center of Rospotrebnadzor: 8-800-555-49-43 (the call is free). Operators receive calls around the clock. On certain issues, calls are redirected to the territorial bodies and organizations of Rospotrebnadzor. Consultations by specialists of departments are carried out in accordance with the mode of operation.
In addition to informing the population, Rospotrebnadzor employees are conducting large-scale work to combat the tick population. In particular, areas of high risk of infection are treated with insecticides and acaricides several times a season.
Rospotrebnadzor is faced with the task of providing comprehensive multi-level protection for Russians, which is especially important against the backdrop of periodically emerging epidemiological threats. The answer to these challenges is the federal project «Sanitary shield of the country — safety for health (prevention, detection, response)».
An important part of the program was a comprehensive information and educational project of Rospotrebnadzor «Sanprosvet», aimed at disseminating modern sanitary and hygienic knowledge and skills and forming a new sanitary culture of the population. Information about the prevention of diseases transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes and other insects is one of the strategic themes of the project.
source: press service of Rospotrebnadzor
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