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New flåtsygdom found: Reminiscent of malaria

the Name 'Babesia Canis' says perhaps not the most so much. Nevertheless, it is the name of a new flåtsygdom, which has just seen the light of day in Denmark.

the Wearer of the 'Babesia Canis' is engflåten, and in all five dogs have been infected with the disease - the most recent case was found on Tuesday in Maribo.

It writes TV2 East.

While the dogs are at the greatest risk of being affected by the disease, humans can also be bitten in the engflåten and thus infected.

'Babesia Canis' memories of malaria. It damages the liver and kidneys and can in rare cases be fatal.

Fever, chills, muscle and joint pain, anemia and bloody urine are the symptoms. In other cases the disease can be asymptomatic.

the Time, from becoming infected, the disease breaks out, is one to five weeks.

- the Disease must be treated within 24 hours, as it is the time it takes to transfer the parasite. It is a difficult treatment, and I therefore urge dog owners to flåtbehandle year-round, says veterinarian Kirsten Hobolt for TV2 East.

Usually seen 'Babesia Canis' in the south of Europe, but when the dog from Maribo have not been abroad, it remains to be seen how engflåten has found its way across the country's borders.

At Copenhagen University are you amazed by the found of engflåten in Denmark. It tells a senior research fellow at the Department of Veterinary and animal science, René Bødker, Danish TV2 East.

- If the rumor about a engflåt in Denmark is true, it is very annoying, sounds.

- the Tick, as we know, can not spread the disease 'Babesia Canis'. Therefore, it will and a variety of other diseases come to the country, if engflåten beats the roots, continues René Bødker.

According to René Bødker can a hunengflåt possess 7200 eggs, any of which may be infected with 'Babesia Canis'.

At the University of Copenhagen has in the course of the last two years studied 18.000 ticks, none of which turned out to be engflåten. After several inquiries from persons on the island of Lolland, Falster researchers will now begin studies there.

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