27 Sep 2016

Rodent invasion spreading new infections in the Stockholm area

Submitted by ohsadmin

The presence of hantavirus in mice in the area around Stockholm and Uppsala was deteced in an investigation in which the National Veterinary Institute captured more than one hundred specimens of the yellow-necked field mouse, a species belonging to the rat family, in homes, cottages, garages and warehouses. Several of the mice carried antibodies against hantavirus. It has not yet been determined which hantavirus the mice had been exposed to, but so far Puumala is the only hantavirus that has been found in Sweden.

Read the original paper here or a newspaper article in Scenska Dagbladet by Jan Majlard, 21 September, 2016 (in Swedish).