2001 - Imported case of yellow fever in Belgium
12 November 2001
Disease Outbreak Reported
The Belgian Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of yellow fever imported into Belgium. The patient had returned from a holiday in The Gambia where she initially became ill. She returned to Belgium on 8 November. Tests on clinical samples performed at the the Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany, have confirmed the diagnosis.
She is currently stable and receiving treatment in a Belgian hospital. It has been reported that she had not previously been vaccinated against yellow fever.