Disease burden of Puumala virus infections, 1995-2008.

@article{Makary2010DiseaseBO,
  title={Disease burden of Puumala virus infections, 1995-2008.},
  author={Patrick Makary and Minna Kanerva and Jukka P Ollgren and Mikko J Virtanen and Olli Vapalahti and Outi Lyytik{\"a}inen},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={138 10},
  pages={
          1484-92
        }
}
Puumala virus (PUUV) causes mild haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, a rodent-borne zoonosis. To evaluate the disease burden of PUUV infections in Finland, we analysed data reported by laboratories to the National Infectious Disease Registry during 1995-2008 and compared these with data from other national registries (death, 1998-2007; hospital discharge, 1996-2007; occupational diseases, 1995-2006). A total of 22,681 cases were reported (average annual incidence 31/100,000 population); 85… CONTINUE READING
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