A New Tick-Borne Disease Was Discovered in Sweden

From: ScienceDaily

“Researchers at the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy have discovered a brand new tick-borne infection. Since the discovery, eight cases have been described around the world, three of them in the Gothenburg area, Sweden…

“…Spreads from mammals

“If the newly discovered bacterium is similar to those we already know, it has presumably spread from wild mammals to people via ticks, and it is unlikely that it can be passed on from person to person.”

“The mikurensis in the bacterium’s name comes from the Japanese island of Mikura, where it was first discovered.”

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