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Five hospitalised with tick bites in Iasi

Five people were admitted Tuesday by the ‘Sfantul Spiridon’ Hospital of Iasi, after being bit by ticks, and doctors say that at least two patients come with this problem each day.“They were treated and the ticks were extracted. In average, two people come each day to the hospital with tick bites. Some even needed surgical interventions, as they risk skin infections,” hospital spokeswoman Diana Cimpoesu said, quoted by Mediafax.The hospital also admitted two women from Radauti, Suceava County, with the same problem. They were immediately placed under medical care and now receive a treatment with antibiotics. The two patients, aged 35 and 59, went to hospital days after being bitten, when they already had serious health problems.Doctors say that tick bites are not painful, so they are also hard to trace, but without proper treatment they can provoke the Lyme disease which may even result in paralysis.“We recommend those who spend much time in the nature to protect themselves, by wearing long trousers and socks. They must avoid that insects attach themselves to the skin,” Dr. Diana Cimpoesu explained.Ticks are usually found in tall grass and in the fur of animals, mostly during spring and summer, but also towards autumn, and their increased frequency is also caused by the changes in using pesticides.Bucharest Mayor Soring Oprescu initially denied any invasion of ticks in Bucharest in the city, telling people not to be worried, but the employees of the Bucharest Lakes, Parks and Leisure Administration (ALPAB) on Tuesday launched a campaign against this parasite in the big parks of the Capital.

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