Severe leptospirosis in a Dutch traveller returning from the Dominican Republic, October 2011
Eurosurveillance , Volume 17 - Issue 13
In October 2011, a case of leptospirosis was identified in a Dutch traveller returning from the Dominican Republic to the Netherlands. The 51-year-old man had aspired muddy water in the Chavón river on 29 September. Twenty days later he presented with fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, arthralgia, headache, conjunctival suffusion and icterus. Leptospira serovar Icterohaemorrhagiae or Australis infection was confirmed ten days later by laboratory testing.
Arcilla, M.S, Wismans, P.J, van Beek-Nieuwland, Y, & van Genderen, P.J.J. (2012). Severe leptospirosis in a Dutch traveller returning from the Dominican Republic, October 2011. Eurosurveillance, 17(13). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/85576