Harpes or tularemia is a bacterial disease that can be transmitted between animals and humans. People are usually infected by mosquitoes or various rodents. You can also become infected through contaminated water or if you ingest fluids from infected animals.
Common symptoms are high fever, fatigue, headache and nausea. You can also suffer from coughing and pneumonia. If you become infected through a bite, you can develop cuts and dermatitis around the wound, according to healthline. 1177.
So far this year, 208 people from 14 districts have been infected with Lyre disease. This is more than a normal year, according to the Public Health Authority reports.
“Since the number of cases is usually at its highest in September, the outbreak is expected to increase further in the coming weeks.” The authority writes on its website.
Most cases have been reported here
Most cases of the disease so far have been reported in Västerbotten, which has had 89 cases. It was followed by Javleborg with 29 cases, followed by Dalarna with 23 and Norrbotten with 14.
The authority indicates that the infection is spread mainly by mosquitoes and rodents.
“So a good way to protect yourself is to wear full-body clothing, use mosquito repellents, and avoid close contact with dead animals.”must be read in the report.
Swine fever among wild boars
Meanwhile, the State Veterinary Medical Institute reported, AnswerSeven cases of African swine fever have been detected among wild boars in Vagersta. This is the first case of the disease in Sweden.
Swine fever does not affect humans or animal species other than wild boars – however, the infection can be spread through pork or by people carrying the virus on shoes, tools or vehicles.
The public and hunters across Sweden are now required to report discoveries of dead wild boars to the SVA. Pig keepers are also advised to review their biosecurity and contact a veterinarian when signs of disease or increased mortality appear.
– At the moment we do not know how the infection arrived, but it is a long jump from the nearest affected area in Europe, and therefore we assume that it was caused by humans, not wild boars. There is currently a wide spread of infection in Europe. There are countries that have succeeded in eradicating the disease and this is our national goal, says Carl Stahl of the SVA.
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