In Switzerland increased the number of cases of tularemia – CPS

Moscow, may 1 – AIF-Moscow.

Rospotrebnadzor warned about the growing number of cases of tularemia in Switzerland. This is the official website of the Department.

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The increase observed in the last two years. So, in 2017 it was 130 cases, which is four times higher than in 2015-2016.

In this regard, the government of the country decided to coordinate actions of monitoring and prevention of tularemia. The authorities plan to deal with ticks, which are the main carriers of the pathogen of the disease from rodents to man.

According to epidemiologists, the incidence of tularemia in Switzerland, ten times higher than in neighbouring countries.

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