A Dutch traveller returning from Suriname in early March 2017, presented with fever and severe acute liver injury. Yellow fever was diagnosed by (q)RT-PCR and sequencing. During hospital stay, the patient’s condition deteriorated and she developed hepatic encephalopathy requiring transfer to the intensive care. Although yellow fever has not been reported in the last four decades in Suriname, vaccination is recommended by the World Health Organization for visitors to this country.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.11.30488, hdl.handle.net/1765/98854
Journal Eurosurveillance
Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/602525 - Platform foR European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE), This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id h2020/643476 - COllaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-)emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe (COMPARE)
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Wouthuyzen-Bakker, M, Knoester, M, van den Berg, A.P, Geurts van Kessel, C.H, Koopmans, M.P.G, D.V.M., Van Leer-Buter, C, … Bierman, W.F.W. (2017). Yellow fever in a traveller returning from Suriname to the Netherlands, March 2017. Eurosurveillance, 22(11). doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.11.30488