Two New Viruses Transmitted by Ticks have been Discovered in Russia
OREANDA-NEWS. Two new viruses carried by ticks have been discovered in Russia. They can transmit infections from the Jingmen group and the Flaviviridae family to humans. There are no vaccines and immunoglobulins for these viruses yet. Lyudmila Karan, a leading researcher at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, reported this to Ura.ru.
The specialist said: “If we discover a new bacterium, then it can be treated with antibiotics. With viruses, the situation is not so rosy. And for new viruses, even well-known, for example, like Crimea-Congo, we do not have vaccines, there are no immunoglobulins, although the plasma of those who have been ill is used."
She added that the new viruses from the Jingmen group were first discovered in China. Now in Russia they are found in the Volga region, Tatarstan, Chelyabinsk and Altai. An infection from the Flaviviridae family appeared in Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Rostov and Crimea.
Karan noted that scientists are studying these viruses. Now researchers are investigating the severity of their effect on the human body. According to the disinfectologist Nikolai Dubinin, a person can get several infections at once from one tick bite.