Diagnosis of west nile virus human infections: Overview and proposal of diagnostic protocols considering the results of external quality assessment studies

Vittorio Sambri, Maria R. Capobianchi, Francesca Cavrini, Rémi Charrel, Olivier Donoso-Mantke, Camille Escadafal, Leticia Franco, Paolo Gaibani, Ernest A. Gould, Matthias Niedrig, Anna Papa, Anna Pierro, Giada Rossini, Andrea Sanchini, Antonio Tenorio, Stefania Varani, Ana Vázquez, Caterina Vocale, Herve Zeller

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Abstract

West Nile virus, genus Flavivirus, is transmitted between birds and occasionally other animals by ornithophilic mosquitoes. This virus also infects humans causing asymptomatic infections in about 85% of cases and

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2329-2348
Number of pages20
JournalViruses
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • External quality assurance
  • State of the art laboratory diagnostic
  • West nile virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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