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INTRODUCTION Suriname is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is unique in the sense that different ethnic cultures live together within the country, resulting in high levels of transport of both humans and products between the Asian, African, and European continents as well as the Caribbean. Travel is only one of the many(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue virus (DENV) infection causes viral haemorrhagic fever that is characterized by extensive activation of the immune system. The aim of this study is to investigate the kinetics of the transcriptome signature changes during the course of disease and the association of genes in these signatures with clinical parameters. (More)
Puumala virus (PUUV) infection causes over 5000 cases of hemorrhagic fever in Europe annually and can influence the hemostatic balance extensively. Infection might lead to hemorrhage, while a recent study showed an increased risk of myocardial infarction during or shortly after PUUV infection. The mechanism by which this hantavirus influences the(More)
BACKGROUND Recently Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) outbreaks have been reported in the Carribean. There is no data regarding the outbreak in Curaçao. In addition, to date there is no biomarker that could be used to predict chronic infection. OBJECTIVES To characterize the first CHIKV outbreak in Curaçao and to identify potential biomarkers for chronic(More)
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