Arboviral and other illnesses in travellers returning from Brazil, June 2013 to May 2016: implications for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Philippe Gautret, Frank Mockenhaupt, Martin P Grobusch, Camilla Rothe, Frank von Sonnenburg, Perry J van Genderen, Francois Chappuis, Hilmir Asgeirsson, Eric Caumes, Emmanuel Bottieau, Denis Malvy, Rogelio Lopez-Vélez, Mogens Jensenius, Carsten Schade Larsen, Francesco Castelli, Christophe Rapp, Vanessa Field, Israel Molina, Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, Simin FlorescuDavid Lalloo, Patricia Schlagenhauf

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Abstract

We evaluated EuroTravNet (a GeoSentinel subnetwork) data from June 2013 to May 2016 on 508 ill travellers returning from Brazil, to inform a risk analysis for Europeans visiting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil. Few dengue fever cases (n = 3) and no cases of chikungunya were documented during the 2013-15 Brazilian winter months, August and September, the period when the Games will be held. The main diagnoses were dermatological (37%), gastrointestinal (30%), febrile systemic illness (29%) and respiratory (11%).

Original languageEnglish
Article number30278
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume21
Issue number27
Number of pages5
ISSN1560-7917
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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