We report the presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in the Netherlands. Serologic screening of roe deer found TBEV-neutralizing antibodies with a seroprevalence of 2%, and TBEV RNA was detected in 2 ticks from the same location. Enhanced surveillance and awareness among medical professionals has led to the identification of autochthonous cases.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2306.161247, hdl.handle.net/1765/116546
Journal Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
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Jahfari, S. (Setareh), De Vries, A. (Ankje), Rijks, J.M, Van Gucht, S. (Steven), Vennema, H, Sprong, H, & Rockx, B. (2017). Tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks and roe deer, the Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 23(6), 1028–1030. doi:10.3201/eid2306.161247