Phylogenetic analysis of west nile virus isolates, Italy, 2008-2009

Giada Rossini, Fabrizio Carletti, Licia Bordi, Francesca Cavrini, Paolo Gaibani, Maria P. Landini, Anna Pierro, Maria R. Capobianchi, Antonino di Caro, Vittorio Sambri

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To determine the lineage of West Nile virus that caused outbreaks in Italy in 2008 and 2009, several West Nile virus strains were isolated from human specimens and sequenced. On the basis of phylogenetic analyses, the strains isolated constitute a distinct group within the western Mediterranean cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-906
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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