Autochthonous cases of tick-borne encephalitis, Belgium, 2020

Anke Stoefs, Leo Heyndrickx, Jonathan De Winter, Evelien Coeckelbergh, Barbara Willekens, Alicia Alonso-Jiménez, Anne-Marie Tuttino, Yvette Geerts, Kevin Ariën, Marjan Van Esbroeck

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We report 3 confirmed autochthonous tick-borne encephalitis cases in Belgium diagnosed during summer 2020. Clinicians should include this viral infection in the differential diagnosis for patients with etiologically unexplained neurologic manifestations, even for persons without recent travel history.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)2179-2182
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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