Emergencies preparedness, response

2000 - Imported case of yellow fever in the Netherlands

25 February 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

An imported yellow fever case has been reported by the national health authorities in a 32-year-old unvaccinated male who went on a 4-week holiday to Suriname. He became ill on 12 January after his return to the Netherlands on 9 January. He was admitted to hospital in The Hague where he recovered and was recently discharged. Yellow fever was diagnosed by serologic testing on 16 February.