Lyme Disease and Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Rostov Region, Russia

There have been 61 cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever and 3 cases of Lyme Disease (in the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky) reported in the Rostov region. These cases were registered in 21 different administrative territories of the region.

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Advice For Travellers

Both of these diseases are transmitted by tick bites. The highest risk for Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever is contact with cattle, goats, etc. that harbour the infected ticks. For Lyme Disease, the highest risk occurs when hiking or camping in fields and forests. Examining the skin daily for ticks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.

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