We present a case of endemic tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) occurring in June 2016 in the eastern part of the Netherlands in an area where a strain of TBE virus, genetically different from the common TBE virus strains in Europe, was reported in ticks in 2016. With the start of the tick season in spring, this second autochthonous Dutch TBE case should remind physicians to consider the possibility of endemic TBE in patients with respective symptoms.

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Keywords The Netherlands, vector-borne infections, zoonotic infections, viral infections, emerging or re-emerging diseases, tick-borne diseases, tick-borne encephalitis - TBE, Flaviviridae
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.11.30482, hdl.handle.net/1765/116547
Journal Eurosurveillance
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Weststrate, A.C. (A. C.), Knapen, D. (D.), Laverman, P, Schot, B. (B.), Prick, J.J. (J. J.), Spit, S.A, … Geeraedts, F. (Felix). (2017). Increasing evidence of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus transmission, the Netherlands, June 2016. Eurosurveillance, 22(11). doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.11.30482