theobromine intoxication in a red fox and a european badger in sweden.a red fox (vulpes vulpes) and a european badger (meles meles) were found dead on a golf-course in october 1997 near stockholm (sweden). at necropsy, both animals were obese and the main finding was acute circulatory collapse. theobromine intoxication was suspected as chocolate waste was available at a nearby farm and no other cause of death could be detected. gastric contents and samples of liver from both animals were analyzed by reversed-phase high pressure liquid chromatography for the presen ...200111310889
trichinella pseudospiralis foci in sweden, the prevalence of trichinella infection in domestic pigs has greatly decreased since the 1970s, with no reports in the past 4 years. however, infected wild animals continue to be found. the objective of the present study was to identify the species of trichinella present in animals of sweden, so as to contribute to the knowledge on the distribution area and hosts useful for the prevention and control of this zoonosis. in the period 1985-2003, trichinella larvae were detected in the mu ...200415482889
tick-borne encephalitis transmission risk: its dependence on host population dynamics and climate effects.tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is a human disease caused by a flavivirus that is spread by ticks (ixodes ricinus). in 2011 and 2012, the highest tbe incidence ever was recorded in sweden. it has been proposed that warmer spring temperatures result in higher survival of ticks and thus high incidence of tbe. here, analyses were done of time series of tbe for 1976-2011 in relation to the north atlantic oscillation (nao), mean summer temperatures, and yearly number of harvested european hare (lepus e ...201424745813
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