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In Siberia, the raging encephalitis mites

May 29 2006

Only in the Kemerovo region of suspected encephalitis were hospitalized more than 30 people, including 23 - for the past week.

"Just this year, about tick bites in the medical institutions of Kuzbass asked 5,715 people, including 1,320 children. During the same period last year there were over 12,000 victims of tick bites "- said Deputy Head of the epidemiological department of the regional Rospotrebnadzor Valentin Sokolov.

He added that only last week the number of bite exceeded 3,000, including 690 children, reports " Interfax ".

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