Almost 1400 people bitten by ticks in Almaty; one case -encephalitis

Date: 08:31, 29-05-2014.

Almaty. May 29. KazTAG - Almost 1400 people in Almaty suffered of ticks bites in Almaty, there has been one encephalitis case, said Elmira Daurenbekova, chief specialist of city department on protection of consumers rights.

"Since the beginning of the year 1342 cases of ticks bites have been registered in Almaty, there has been one encephalitis case," she said.

According to the department 1342 cases were registered as of May 28 ( 1852- in 2013), 559 of the victims were children (779 in 2013), encephalitis case-1 ( 3 in 2013).

The fist tick victim applied to hospital on March 17.

In her words, 85 cases were registered in Medeu district, 53-Auezov district and 48 - in Bostandyk district of Almaty, 97 - in Alma-Arasan gorge, 61- Medeu, 50 cases at Kapchagay reservoir and 50- at Butakovka.

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