Two laboratory-confirmed cases of Japanese encephalitis imported to Germany by travelers returning from Southeast Asia.

@article{Tappe2012TwoLC,
  title={Two laboratory-confirmed cases of Japanese encephalitis imported to Germany by travelers returning from Southeast Asia.},
  author={Dennis 5 Tappe and Andrea Nemecek and Frauke Zipp and Petra Emmerich and Martin Gabriel and Stephan G{\"u}nther and Gerhard Dobler and Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit and August Stich},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={282-5}
}
Japanese encephalitis virus is the leading cause of encephalitis in Asia and parts of the Pacific. Despite the high number of symptomatic infections in endemic countries, clinical disease in travelers is rare. However, an increasing number of imported infections from popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia have been recorded in the past few years, including serious disease courses in short-term travelers. Here we report two severe, non-fatal cases in tourists, who returned from a long… CONTINUE READING

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