Disease Control Centre warns people for summer

The Phlebotomus mosquito is particularly dangerous in the summer season.Photo by wikipedia.org.
Agenda.ge, 19 Jun 2017 - 13:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a special statement voicing several recommendations for people to take care against insects and contagious diseases during the summer season.

The Centre especially focused on the threats caused by ticks and mosquitos.

  • NCDC top figure Paata Imnadze announced that the Phlebotomus mosquito was particularly dangerous in the season as it spreads leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease that can affect internal organs and can be fatal.

Imnadze recommended parents not to walk their kids in the late evenings and to wear bright clothing in order to detect any insect on your body. 

He also stated that using a protecting net from insects is important. 

When it comes to ticks, Imnadze said they spread various illnesses and people should be cautious when they walk in nature.

  • He said removing the insect with one’s hands is not recommended, as the insect’s legs could still remain in the skin.

Imnadze said using pincers or a similar object is the best option, as well as using water to clean the area where there was a tick and then applying an antiseptic solution.

He appealed to people to drink about two liters of water daily in the summer to avoid negative influences of the sun.