Krasnodar, 25 April – Yug Times. Borreliosis, or Lyme disease, an infectious disease transmitted by mites, is common for the Kuban region. Its first symptoms are skin damages: redness on the bite site, the so-called erythema, that may often acquire annular shape. Then the disease spreads to the joints, cardiovascular and nervous systems.
If you noticed a mite bite, you may go to the specialised infectious diseases hospital in Krasnodar (at 204, Sedin street). Should you see a mite on the body of a child, take him or her immediately to the accident and emergency hospital in Krasnodar (14, 40 Let Pobedy street), or to the main hospital of your municipality. The risk of mite bites lasts from late spring until the beginning of autumn. Mites become most active in June and July.
Most often, they live on grass and shrubs. Most frequently, mites bite the hairy part of the head, ears, regions of neck, collar bone and chest. Sometimes the bites may be seen on the hands, back, bends of knees, inside leg and under-arms – that is where large blood vessels lie close to the skin.
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