Table 1

Symptoms of tularaemia in two Swedish outbreaks

SymptomsProbable source of infection
Hay#,+Hare/mosquito bite¶,§
Fever8894–96
Chills6970–83
Headache5930–76
Malaise4622–53
Sore throat280–22
Conjunctivitis269–17
Lymphadenitis1083–87
  • #: based on 140 patients in an outbreak in 1966 32

  • : based on two outbreaks, comprising 23 cases in 1966 32 and 344 in 1981 44

  • +: percentage of cases presenting with symptoms

  • §: range of percentages