Panic among Russian ranks as 'Mouse Fever' ravages troops

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.19 - 2023 2:37 PM CET

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The Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine has reported a significant outbreak of 'mouse fever' among Russian military units in the Kupyansk direction of the front.

This development has led to growing discontent among the occupiers, exacerbated by inadequate winter clothing and a lack of medical care.

'Mouse fever,' a viral disease transmitted to humans from rodents, can occur through direct contact with the pathogen, inhalation of dust from mouse excrement, or consumption of contaminated food

The symptoms are severe and include intense headaches, high fever up to 40 degrees Celsius, rashes and redness, low blood pressure, hemorrhages in the eyes, nausea, and vomiting. The disease predominantly affects the kidneys, causing intense lower back pain and difficulty in urinating.

The Ukrainian intelligence further noted that the Russian army command had initially ignored the soldiers' complaints about the fever, dismissing them as attempts to evade participation in hostilities.

However, this outbreak of 'mouse fever' has significantly impaired the combat capability of the affected Russian units.

This situation underscores the challenges faced by Russian troops in the field, not only from the armed conflict but also from health crises and inadequate logistical support. The impact of such outbreaks on the overall effectiveness of the Russian military operations remains a point of strategic concern.

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