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Detection of Toscana virus central nervous system infections in Sardinia Island, Italy

Venturi, Giulietta and Madeddu, Giordano and Rezza, Giovanni and Ciccozzi, Massimo and Pettinato, Maria Laura and Cilliano, Marco and Fiorentini, Cristiano and Mura, Maria Stella Anna and Ciufolini, Maria Grazia (2007) Detection of Toscana virus central nervous system infections in Sardinia Island, Italy. Journal of Clinical Virology, Vol. 40 (1), p. 90-91. ISSN 1386-6532. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jcv.2007.06.005

Abstract

Toscana virus (TOSV) (genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae) was isolated in 1971 from the sandfly Phlebotomus perniciosus in central Italy (Verani et al., 1982). We have investigated the role of TOSV in cases of CNS disease occurring during the summer in the island of Sardinia, Italy. Moreover, a sequence analysis has been performed to assess the circulating TOSV genotype. However, because of the small number of sequenced viral strains, we cannot rule out the cocirculation in the island of different genotypes.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:4292
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Toscana virus, central nervous system disease, diagnosis, Sardinia island
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/17 Malattie infettive
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/10 Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Malattie infettive e parassitarie
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1386-6532
Deposited On:28 Jul 2010 16:32

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