We report the first laboratory-confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in a Belgian traveler after a three week holiday in Guatemala, December 2015. This case along with other imported cases into Europe emphases once again the need for accurate diagnostic tools for this rapidly emerging virus. The challenge is to diagnose patients in the acute phase, which appears short, as serological testing is complicated by cross-reactivity, vaccination status and scarce availability of specific ZIKV tests.

Originele taal-2Engels
TijdschriftJournal of Clinical Virology
Pagina's (van-tot)8-11
Aantal pagina's4
StatusGepubliceerd - 2016

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