Human case of autochthonous West Nile virus lineage 2 infection in Italy, September 2011

P. Bagnarelli, K. Marinelli, D. Trotta, A. Monachetti, M. Tavio, R. Del Gobbo, M. R. Capobianchi, S. Menzo, L. Nicoletti, F. Magurano, P. E. Varaldo

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Abstract

On 10 September 2011, a patient in his 50s was admitted to hospital in Ancona, Italy, after six days of high fever and no response to antibiotics. West Nile virus (WNV) infection was suspected after tests to determine the aetiology of the fever were inconclusive. On 20 September, WNV-specific IgM and IgG antibodies were detected in the patient's serum. Genomic sequencing of the viral isolate showed that the virus belonged to WNV lineage 2.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume16
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Oct 27 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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