We report about West Nile virus (WNV) infections in a symptomatic traveller returning from Israel and in her asymptomatic travel companion. Knowledge of the current epidemiological situation in Israel from where WNV cases were reported recently enabled a rapid diagnosis. The described cases serve as a reminder for physicians to consider WNV in the diagnosis of patients returning from areas with potential circulation of the virus.

Department of Virology

Aboutaleb, N., Beersma, T., Wunderink, H. F., Vossen, A., & Visser, L. (2010). Case report: West-Nile virus infection in two Dutch travellers returning from Israel. Eurosurveillance, 15(34). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/88328