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“Rat fever” threatens Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia



Epidemiologists warn cottagers and tourists about threatening disease.



19.Aug.14 11:54 AM
By Elena Tkachenko
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“Rat fever” threatens Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia
Epidemiologists of Nizhny Novgorod region foresee rapid growth of vectors and pathogens of dangerous disease which is called “rat fever”.  This information was provided by Nizhny Novgorod on-line.

According to the latest statistics more than 200 people suffered from hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome or “rat fever” during the period from January to June. This amount is 5 times higher in comparison with the same period last year.

“Rat fever” infection usually takes place while fishing, hinting or hiking. Sometimes people face it while preparing firewood for winter or cleaning their barns. Virus does not spread from infected person to a health one. However infected patient urgently needs medical help. In other case this disease can lead to death. Infection results in breathing in dust, eating infected products or touching infected things.

That is why epidemiologists recommend following all necessary measures of personal care as well as terminating all rodents with traps, poison and other means.



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