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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001

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Risk for Human Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Borrelioses, and Double Infection in the Pre-Ural Region of Russia

Edward I. Korenberg*Comments to Author , Lidiya Ya. Gorban'†, Yurii V. Kovalevskii*, Vladimir I. Frizen†, and Andrei S. Karavanov‡
Author affiliations: *Gamaleya Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia; †Perm Center of State Sanitary-Epidemiologic Inspection, Perm, Russia; ‡Chumakov Institute of Poliomyelitis and Viral Encephalites, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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Table 3

Frequency of possible contacts of people with ticks infected by pathogens of tick-borne encephalitis, ixodid tick-borne borrelioses, and both (double infection)

No. seeking medical No. who had probable contact with ticks infected with:
Year   treatment after tick bite TBEa ITBB Both (double infection)
1994 1,260 120 345 27
1995 970 55 240 11
1996 2,070 230 735 68
1997 1,340 110 370 30
1998 1,280 115 370 28

aTBE = tick-borne encephalitis; ITBB = ixodid tick-borne borreliosis.

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