Measles in Italy: Viral strains and crossing borders

F. Magurano, M. Baggieri, F. Mazzilli, P. Bucci, A. Marchi, L. Nicoletti, MoRoNet Group

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In 2017, Italy experienced one of the largest outbreaks of measles in recent years, with 5404 notified cases and 4347 confirmed cases. A further 2029 cases were notified during the first 6 months of 2018, and 1516 of them were laboratory-confirmed. The B3 and D8 genotypes were identified as those responsible for the outbreak. Possible transmission routes can be established by monitoring the circulating measles virus strains in support of the national health authorities to warn people and travellers. © 2018 The Author(s)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Genotype identification
  • Measles
  • Outbreak
  • Surveillance
  • article
  • controlled study
  • genotype
  • human
  • Italy
  • major clinical study
  • Measles virus
  • monitoring
  • nonhuman
  • public health
  • travel
  • virus strain
  • DNA sequence
  • epidemic
  • genotyping technique
  • isolation and purification
  • measles
  • migration
  • transmission
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Genotype
  • Genotyping Techniques
  • Humans
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Travel


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