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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2009

Predicting High Risk for Human Hantavirus Infections, Sweden

Olsson, Gert E.; Hjertqvist, Marika; Lundkvist, Ake; Hornfeldt, Birger


An increased risk for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome caused by Puumala hantavirus was forecast for Sweden in 2007. The forecast was based on a predicted increase in the number of Myodes glareolus rodents (reservoir hosts). Despite raised awareness and preparedness, the number of human cases during July 2007-June 2008 was 1.483, a new high.

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Emerging Infectious Disease
2009, Volume: 15, number: 1, pages: 104-106

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    Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

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