OREANDA-NEWS  Three new species of ticks that can be carriers of diseases such as plague and West Nile fever have been discovered and described by scientists at Tyumen Medical University. According to experts, these parasites are widespread in Siberia and Mongolia. The results of the study are published in the Persian Journal of Acarology.

"The detected parasites belong to two families — Spinturnicidae and Macronyssidae," RIA Novosti quotes the work.

It is noted that the first species is known as a carrier of bartonellosis, the second — tick-borne encephalitis, borreliosis, West Nile fever, plague and other dangerous diseases.

Earlier, the Rospotrebnadzor of the Moscow region reported that by the end of April, 1072 people had suffered from tick bites.

Also, infectious disease specialist Maria Ilyina told about possible symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis.