An early start of west nile virus seasonal transmission: The added value of one heath surveillance in detecting early circulation and triggering timely response in Italy, June to July 2018

The Working Group

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


In Italy, the 2018 West Nile virus transmission season started early with a high number of cases reported. One-Health surveillance, within the Italian West Nile national preparedness and response plan, detected viral circulation 9 days before symptom-onset of the first confirmed human case; triggering timely implementation of blood and transplant safety measures. This is an example of how functional coordination allows health authorities to use early warning triggers from surveillance systems to implement preventive measures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800427
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - Aug 9 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

Cite this