Endemic Tularemia, Sweden, 2003

European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Solna, Sweden.
Emerging infectious diseases (Impact Factor: 6.75). 10/2005; 11(9):1440-2. DOI: 10.3201/eid1109.041189
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Tularemia cases have been reported in Sweden since 1931, but no cyclical patterns can be identified. In 2003, the largest outbreak of tularemia since 1967 occurred, involving 698 cases. Increased reports were received from tularemia-nonendemic areas. Causal factors for an outbreak year and associated geographic distribution are not yet understood.

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