Ticks. Where to go with a bite.
Most often, mites bite people in parks, forests, horticulture, cemeteries and fishermen on the banks of water bodies. Usually in the spring, ticks wake up at an average daily air temperature of +6 … + 8 degrees. The beginning of their activity in late March. Activity peaks occur in May-June and July-August. Last year, they bit Petersburgers and residents of the region right up to the beginning of October. This year, more than 400 people have already contacted the doctors at the polyclinic at the Botkin hospital.
Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis should be done in advance. In the fall. The classic scheme is three vaccines. The first two, made at intervals of a month, will protect the body for a year. The drug begins to protect two weeks after the second dose. Total: You will be protected from tick-borne encephalitis infection one and a half months after the start of vaccination. So, if you want to take root safely, then it is better to start in advance before traveling to the forests. A third vaccination, done in a year, will give protection for another three years.
But it is still not too late. There is also an emergency vaccination, when between two injections of a vaccine it takes 7 or 14 days, depending on the vaccine. However, in any case, the drug begins to act two weeks after the second dose.
In any case, medical care should be sought at the Botkin Hospital (Clinical Infectious Disease Hospital named after SP Botkin) or the children's infectious hospital, district emergency room. When handling, it is desirable to have a tick extracted from you.
Those who have not been vaccinated, according to the testimony of a tick bite, are given seroprophylaxis – the administration of human immunoglobulin against tick-borne encephalitis within 96 hours after suction of ticks. If symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis are found, the patient should be urgently placed in an infectious diseases hospital for intensive treatment.
Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital named after SP Botkin.
Piskarevsky prospect house 49.
Opening hours: 09: 00–20: 00; tel .: 409-78-87.
Also from 16:00 to 09:00 you can contact the hospital emergency room.
Entrances: №1) Kurakina street
№2) Repninskaya street
From the station Piskaryovka to the entrance number 2 on foot 500 meters
From bus stops on Piskaryovsky Avenue to the entrance number 1: 300 meters walk.
From KADA to the entrance number 2 on Shafirovsky 5 km.
Opposite the hospital is a parking lot for customers' cars. Do not forget:
The extracted tick must be delivered to doctors for analysis.
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