Hare fever in Norway

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The veterinary institute has recently diagnosed hare fever (tularemia) with many hares and one dog – all from southern Norway. This indicates that the disease is relatively widespread in this area and people should be aware of it.

Harane with hare fever has been submitted from Agder, northern part of Buskerud and Inner Sogn during the last weeks. Tularemia (harepest) obsessed infection with the bacterium Francisella tularensis.

The bacterium can infect humans and many different animal species. The hare is particularly sensitive to infection and dying usually by blood poisoning few days after he has been infected. Dogs can be infected by catching or by eating smokers. Commonly, they develop transient disease.

Harepest (tularemia) is a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Often it happens via drinking water, for example if dead mice or lem infect wells, streams and other water sources.

The danger of being infected with tularemia or other waterborne disease will always be present. After a lean year, the following year there may be dead animals still infectious. We therefore recommend that you follow the advice and measures for drinking water listed below for safety. It will prevent hare fever and other diseases from drinking water, especially the drinking water that is extracted from wells and other sources in nature.

Waaaah: Chipotle still doesn’t get it, whinges about CDC reporting of E. coli outbreaks

According to Reuters, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pushed back against complaints from Chipotle Mexican Grill that the health agency misinformed the public with its reporting of certain E. coli cases linked to the burrito chain.

finster.bugs.bunnyThe CDC, in a letter to a lawyer representing Chipotle, said it believes its web updates on the outbreaks served to protect and inform the public.

The CDC’s response, which was posted online this week and dated April 15, said its updates provided people who may have become sick after eating at Chipotle restaurants with information they might have needed to be diagnosed and treated for E. coli O26.

In December, Chipotle’s lawyer said in a letter to the CDC that some of the agency’s updates were confusing and unclear and that their release “only acts to create public panic.”

For a supposedly modernly hipster chain, Chipotle is purely old school when it comes to going public: patronizing, paternalistic, pathetic.