Between September and October 2018, an enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) outbreak occurred in patients hospitalised with severe acute respiratory infection in northern Italy; 21 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that 16/20 of the EV-D68 sequences belonged to a divergent group within the sub-clade D1. Since its upsurge, EV-D68 has undergone rapid evolution with the emergence of new viral variants, emphasising the need for molecular surveillance that include outpatients with respiratory illness.
|Journal||Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2019|
- enterovirus D68, respiratory infection, phylogenetic analysis, molecular surveillance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health