Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease that causes sepsis, which used to be called blood poisoning. The disease is spread through contaminated water or food that is not properly cooked or fried. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening disease if you do not receive treatment.
Here are described infections that are uncommon in Sweden.
A toxoplasma infection is caused by a parasite, which is mainly spread by feces from cats. If a pregnant person becomes infected, the infection can cause damage to the fetus. Therefore, you who are pregnant should try to reduce the risk of infection, for example by avoiding the feces of cats.
Rabies is a viral disease in the central nervous system. Rabies can transmit from mammal to human via saliva. The disease is common in most parts of the world, but in Europe no one has been infected with rabies for very long. Rabies is a deadly disease if you do not receive early treatment.
Malaria is spread through mosquitoes that transmit parasites to humans when they sting. Malaria is found in many countries in Africa, South America and Asia, and the risk of being infected is greatest in Africa. The disease is serious and can be life-threatening.
Dwarf bandworm is a small bandworm that mammals can have in the gut, especially dogs and foxes. The animals do not get sick but in their feces there are worm eggs that can infect humans and cause an infection. The infection is called bladder disease.
Toxic shock syndrome, TSS, is a complication that can occur in some bacterial infections. The bacteria secrete a venom that causes blood pressure to drop sharply and the body's tissues do not get enough oxygen. TSS is very uncommon but can be serious and therefore you need to get treatment quickly.