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Gautret, P.; Mockenhaupt, F.; Grobusch, M. P.; Rothe, C.; Sonnenburg, F. von; van Genderen, P. J.; Chappuis, F.; Asgeirsson, H.; Caumes, E.; Bottieau, E.; Malvy, D.; Lopez-Vélez, R.; Jensenius, M.; Larsen, C. S.; Castelli, F.; Rapp, C.; Field, V.; Molina, I.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Florescu, S.; Lalloo, D.; Schlagenhauf, P. (2016): Arboviral and other illnesses in travellers returning from Brazil, June 2013 to May 2016: implications for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In: Eurosurveillance, Vol. 21, Nr. 27, 30278: S. 14-18


We evaluated EuroTravNet (a GeoSentinel subnetwork) data from June 2013 to May 2016 on 508 ill travellers returning from Brazil, to inform a risk analysis for Europeans visiting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil. Few dengue fever cases (n = 3) and no cases of chikungunya were documented during the 2013-15 Brazilian winter months, August and September, the period when the Games will be held. The main diagnoses were dermatological (37%), gastrointestinal (30%), febrile systemic illness (29%) and respiratory (11%).