“This year, for example, it is already possible to predict that tick-borne infections will be a hit. There was no winter, so the ticks practically did not fall asleep, and we are guaranteed the rise of the five infections that they transmit, ”the Rossiyskaya Gazeta quoted him as saying.

According to Gorelov, the majority of the population underestimates the threat of spread of tick-borne infections and does not comply with the recommendations of the sanitary services.

In February, the honored rescuer of Russia, Mikhail Faleev, warned of the early activation of forest ticks in Moscow and the Moscow Region due to an abnormally warm winter.