Still No End to Disease Outbreak on Medvednica

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Medvednica continues to be a source of hantavirus infection, reports on April 11th, 2017.

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), caused by hantavirus and commonly referred to as “mouse fever” in Croatian, is a rodent-borne infectious disease that is currently spreading over Medvednica area. So far, 33 people had been admitted at the Infectious Diseases Clinic Dr Fran Mihaljević and were declared mild cases of HFRS infection.

The disease does not spread from person to person, but through direct or airborne contact with particles of rodent urine, feces or saliva. Symptoms appear after a 1-week incubation period and include fever, headache, muscle aches and abdominal problems.

Hikers are advised to keep personal belongings, food and drinks away from the ground, and to temporarily avoid Sljeme until the epidemic ceases.


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