TREVISO – Thanks to the expected dry winter and heat this year Tick season I have already started. The presence of a tick is a phenomenon that should not be underestimated: although in rare cases, its bite can be a carrier of bacteria and viruses capable of causing various diseases, all of which are treatable, including Lyme disease. The latter, in particular, affects the nervous system, manifesting itself from three to twenty days after the bite very high fever it’s a Severe headache.
The tick phenomenon in the territory of Uls 2 is constantly monitored – Erminio Bonsimpiante, Director of Hygiene and Public Health Services – confirms. Last year we had three cases of Lyme disease and no cases of encephalitis. Low numbers, compared to other wines and other areas, which however should not underestimate the problem. I remind you that it is important, to avoid risk, to adopt all useful precautions in clothing, prevention and advice, for those most exposed, vaccination. So far – he adds – there is no vaccine against Lyme disease while there is a vaccine against TBE, which can be done at Ulss 2 vaccination points by appointment. Vaccination is the most effective effective prevention and is offered free of charge to people belonging to certain risk groups, such as mountain rescue volunteers and civil protection volunteers, and at a reduced price of €25 per dose for other people who request it. The vaccination cycle provides for three doses, with periodic reinforcements.
For information and reservation of vaccinations, it is possible to contact the unique vaccination points of the SISP directly. In addition to vaccination to prevent any tick-related problems, the USL recommends the following precautionsWear light-colored, opaque clothing and closed shoes, apply insect repellent products to exposed parts of the body, avoid contact with vegetation and sitting on the ground, and do not go to areas where the grass is high at the end of the trip. Check the body, including the head and clothing being worn, and always treat pets (dogs) with special anti-tick products.