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Following mild winter, haemorrhagic fever on the rise in Slovenia

Ljubljana, 20 May - Following a mild winter, Slovenia might see an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) this year. So far, 75 cases have been confirmed. Spread by rodents, the disease affects mostly men who are more likely to work in jobs such as logging, where risks of infection is higher.

Clinic for infectious diseases at the UKC Ljubljana hospital.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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