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.

hdl.handle.net/1765/88328
Eurosurveillance
Department of Virology

Aboutaleb, N, Beersma, M.F.C, Wunderink, H.F, Vossen, A.C.Th.M, & Visser, L.G. (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