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Use of Next-Generation Sequencing for Diagnosis of West Nile Virus Infection in Patient Returning to Belgium from Hungary

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

An elderly patient in Belgium who became critically ill after returning from Hungary was tested for pathogens using routine diagnostic tests. All results were negative. However, using next-generation sequencing on a cultured respiratory sample, laboratorians detected a complete West Nile virus genome, similar to strains isolated in southeastern Europe.
Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1080-6040
Issue: 12
Volume: 24
Pages: 2380 - 2382
Number of pages: 3
Publication year:2018