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Influenza in long-term Dutch travelers in the tropics: symptoms and infections. / Whelan, Jane; Rimmelzwaan, Guus F.; van den Hoek, Anneke; Belderok, Sanne-Meike; Sonder, Gerard J. B.

In: BMC infectious diseases, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016, p. 158.

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Whelan, J, Rimmelzwaan, GF, van den Hoek, A, Belderok, S-M & Sonder, GJB 2016, 'Influenza in long-term Dutch travelers in the tropics: symptoms and infections', BMC infectious diseases, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 158. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1502-6

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Whelan, J., Rimmelzwaan, G. F., van den Hoek, A., Belderok, S-M., & Sonder, G. J. B. (2016). Influenza in long-term Dutch travelers in the tropics: symptoms and infections. BMC infectious diseases, 16(1), 158. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1502-6

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Whelan J, Rimmelzwaan GF, van den Hoek A, Belderok S-M, Sonder GJB. Influenza in long-term Dutch travelers in the tropics: symptoms and infections. BMC infectious diseases. 2016;16(1):158. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1502-6

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Whelan, Jane ; Rimmelzwaan, Guus F. ; van den Hoek, Anneke ; Belderok, Sanne-Meike ; Sonder, Gerard J. B. / Influenza in long-term Dutch travelers in the tropics: symptoms and infections. In: BMC infectious diseases. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 158.

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