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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

Travel-related Dengue Virus Infection, the Netherlands, 2006–2007

Gijs G.G. BaatenComments to Author , Gerard J.B. Sonder, Hans L. Zaaijer, Tom van Gool, Joan A.P.C.M. Kint, and Anneke van den Hoek
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Public Health Service, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (G.G.G. Baaten, G.J.B. Sonder, J.A.P.C.M. Kint, A. van den Hoek); Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (G.G.G. Baaten, G.J.B. Sonder, H.L. Zaaijer, T. van Gool, A. van den Hoek); National Coordination Centre for Traveller’s Health Advice, Amsterdam (G.G.G. Baaten, G.J.B. Sonder)

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Table 2

Characteristics of travelers with serologic evidence of recent dengue virus infection from a cohort of 1,207 persons who traveled from the Netherlands to developing countries, October 1, 2006–September 30, 2007*

Traveler no.: age, y/sex Country of birth Destination country (region) Previous times traveled to developing country Travel-related signs and symptoms Dengue-like illness Vaccinated against yellow fever IgM-ratio† IgG-ratio†
1: 33/M The Netherlands Philippines (Asia) 2–5 Fever, myalgia, headache, retro-orbital pain, diarrhea Yes Never NA 17.65
2: 62/M Germany Indonesia (Asia) 0 Skin rash, diarrhea No Never 51.79 38.9
3: 64/M The Netherlands Sri Lanka (Asia) >10 Fever, myalgia, arthralgia, head-ache, retro-orbital pain, diarrhea Yes In 1992 NA 28.3
4: 41/M The Netherlands Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines (Asia) >10 None No Never NA 46.27
5: 36/F The Netherlands Thailand, Singapore (Asia) 6–10 Diarrhea No Never 3.34 NA
6: 37/F The Netherlands Indonesia (Asia) 0 Fever, myalgia, headache, retro-orbital pain, skin rash Yes Never 48.66 142.25
7: 28/M The Netherlands Vietnam (Asia) 2–5 None No Never 2.78 NA
8: 27/M The Netherlands India, Nepal (Asia) 2–5 Diarrhea No Never 5.11 NA
9: 68/M The Netherlands Surinam (Latin America) 1 None No In 2000 NA 8.91
10: 26/F The Netherlands Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chili, Uruguay (Latin America) 0 Fever, myalgia, arthralgia, headache, skin rash, diarrhea Yes For this trip NA 26.67
11: 23/F The Netherlands Surinam (Latin America) 1 Skin rash, diarrhea No For this trip NA 72.82
12: 54/F The Netherlands Gambia (Africa) 2–5 Fever, myalgia, arthralgia, head-ache, retro-orbital pain, diarrhea Yes For this trip NA 26.87
13: 27/M The Netherlands Mali, Burkina Faso (Africa) 2–5 Skin rash, diarrhea No In 2000 18.15 NA
14: 52/M The Netherlands Madagascar (Africa) 6–10 Diarrhea No In 1992 8.82 NA

*Ig, immunoglobulin; NA, ratio not available.
†Posttravel to pretravel. If the posttravel sample test results were negative for a type of anti-DENV, the pretravel serum sample was not tested for that type of antibody.

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