Could Myocarditis, Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, and Guillain-Barré Syndrome Be Caused by One or More Infectious Agents Carried by Rodents?
Bo Niklasson*† , Birger Hörnfeldt‡, and Berit Lundman§¶
Author affiliations: *Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden; †National Defense Research Establishment, Umeå, Sweden; ‡Department of Animal Ecology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; §Department of Advanced Nursing, University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden; ¶Research and Development Unit, Sundsvalls Hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden
Figure 11. Change of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus incidence, 1975–1991, relative to change of bank vole abundance 2 years previously, after transformation of time series by differencing (1) (vole data from 1973-1989). r = 0.595, n = 16.
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