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Volume 21, Number 1—January 2015

Epidemiology and Ecology of Tularemia in Sweden, 1984–2012

Amélie Desvars, Maria Furberg, Marika Hjertqvist, Linda Vidman, Anders Sjöstedt, Patrik Rydén, and Anders JohanssonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (A. Desvars, M. Furberg, L. Vidman, A. Sjöstedt, P. Rydén, A. Johansson); The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Solna, Sweden (M. Hjertqvist)

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Human tularemia notifications, by study period and geographic location, Sweden, 1984–2012*

Study period No. cases (incidence)
Northern Sweden Southern Sweden All Sweden
First half, 1984–1998 324 (1.17) 19 (0.02) 343 (0.26)
Second half, 1999–2012
2,034 (8.61)
1,147 (1.14)
3,181 (2.47)
Full study, 1984–2012 2,358 (4.52) 1,166 (0.56) 3,524 (1.37)

*Only cases for which high-quality data on disease onset date and location of disease exposure were available were included. Incidence is given as no. case-patients/100,000 persons/year.

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