Research project Puumala virus infection or Nephropathia epidemica, also called vole fever after the animal that spread the disease, is a common disease in northern Sweden. Västerbotten County has the highest incidence of the disease in Sweden.
Vole fever is a mild form of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and the severity of the acute disease ranges from mild to life-threatening disease, though the mortality is low. The disease is self-limiting and there is no causative treatment. Several other infectious diseases such as Epstein Barr Virus, Dengue, Chikungunya and Giardia-infections are known to cause long-term post-infectious fatigue. We wanted to investigate if there is a post-infectious fatigue syndrome or other long-term symptoms associated with vole fever.
Finansår , 2010
huvudman: Birgitta Evengård, finansiar: Västerbottens läns landsting, y2010: 1180,
huvudman: Birgitta Evengård, finansiar: Kempefonden, y2010: 20,