Tick-borne diseases herald arrival of spring

  • 2012-05-02
  • From wire reports
RIGA - Out of 84 ticks inspected at the Latvian Infectology Center (LIC), 10.7 percent have proved to be infected with encephalitis, reports LETA. So far this year, 47 persons have turned to the LIC to have ticks removed.Persons need to be careful when walking through forests and fields, as tick season is upon us.If a person is infected with tick-borne encephalitis, the incubation period on average is 7-14 days. On rare occasions, the incubation period may be as short as just two days, or, even rarer, up to 30 days.Usually the symptoms include fever, weakness, headache, bone a...
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