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IANS

 At least 40 cases of human tick-borne diseases have been reported in Mongolia, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said on Wednesday.

"As of today, 40 cases of tick-borne infections have been registered in our country, and six of the infected people are being hospitalised," the NCCD said, adding that most of the infected are children aged between 10-14 years.

The incidence of tick-borne diseases increased in Mongolia during the spring season, it added, Xinhua news agency reported.

Since 2005, three types of tick-borne infections have been reported in Mongolia, namely tick-borne encephalitis, tick-borne borreliosis, and tick-borne rickettsiosis, according to the centre.

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