Diagnosis of West Nile Virus Infection in Patient Returning to Belgium from Hungary by Using Next-Generation Sequencing
Wollants et al.
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.
EID Journal Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018