Nephropathia epidemica (hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome) in Scandinavia.

  title={Nephropathia epidemica (hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome) in Scandinavia.},
  author={B O Settergren},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={13 4},
Nephropathia epidemica (NE) in Scandinavia is a zoonosis caused by Puumala virus. The main animal reservoir is the bank vole. NE predominantly affects men. Its annual incidence varies in a cyclic fashion, with peaks occurring every third to fourth year. The clinical picture of NE in Scandinavia is similar to that of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in other parts of the world, although NE generally has a milder course. The case-fatality rate is approximately 0.2%. The most common clinical… CONTINUE READING


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