Journal Article

A Belgian Traveler Who Acquired Yellow Fever in The Gambia

R. Colebunders, J.-L. Mariage, J.-Ch. Coche, B. Pirenne, S. Kempinaire, Ph. Hantson, A. Van Gompel, M. Niedrig, M. Van Esbroeck, R. Bailey, C. Drosten and H. Schmitz

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 10, pages e113-e116
Published in print November 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/344180
A Belgian Traveler Who Acquired Yellow Fever in The Gambia

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A 47-year-old Belgian woman acquired yellow fever during a 1-week vacation in The Gambia; she had never been vaccinated against yellow fever. She died of massive gastrointestinal bleeding 7 days after the onset of the first symptoms. This dramatic case demonstrates that it is important for persons to be vaccinated against yellow fever before they travel to countries where yellow fever is endemic, even if the country, like The Gambia, does not require travelers to be vaccinated.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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