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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

Dispatch

Puumala Virus Infections Associated with Cardiovascular Causes of Death

Anne-Marie Connolly-Andersen, Kristin Ahlm, Clas AhlmComments to Author , and Jonas Klingström
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (A.-M. Connolly-Andersen, K. Ahlm, C. Ahlm); Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna, Sweden (J. Klingström); Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (J. Klingström)

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Main cardiovascular causes of death after the acute phase of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), Sweden 1997–2009. Bars indicate percentage of patients with cardiovascular diseases during 12-month intervals after HFRS as a main cause of death is displayed;  horizontal line indicates the background rate of cardiovascular disease (40%) as main cause of death for the general population in Sweden. Data from the HFRS database, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Cause of Dea

Figure 2. . Main cardiovascular causes of death after the acute phase of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), Sweden 1997–2009. Bars indicate percentage of patients with cardiovascular diseases during 12-month intervals after HFRS as a main cause of death is displayed; horizontal line indicates the background rate of cardiovascular disease (40%) as main cause of death for the general population in Sweden. Data from the HFRS database, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Cause of Death Register, National Board of Health and Welfare.

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