Secondary Autochthonous Outbreak of Chikungunya, Southern Italy, 2017

Flavia Riccardo, Giulietta Venturi, Marco Di Luca, Martina Del Manso, Francesco Severini, Xanthi Andrianou, Claudia Fortuna, Maria Elena Remoli, Eleonora Benedetti, Maria Grazia Caporali, Francesca Fratto, Anna Domenica Mignuoli, Liliana Rizzo, Giuseppe De Vito, Vincenzo De Giorgio, Lorenzo Surace, Francesco Vairo, Paola Angelini, Maria Carla Re, Antonello AmendolaCristiano Fiorentini, Giulia Marsili, Luciano Toma, Daniela Boccolini, Roberto Romi, Patrizio Pezzotti, Giovanni Rezza, Caterina Rizzo

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Abstract

In 2017, a chikungunya outbreak in central Italy later evolved into a secondary cluster in southern Italy, providing evidence of disease emergence in new areas. Officials have taken action to raise awareness among clinicians and the general population, increase timely case detection, reduce mosquito breeding sites, and promote mosquito bite prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2093-2095
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2019

Keywords

  • autochthonous
  • Calabria
  • Chikungunya
  • chikungunya virus
  • CHIKV
  • Italy
  • outbreak
  • viruses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Riccardo, F., Venturi, G., Di Luca, M., Del Manso, M., Severini, F., Andrianou, X., Fortuna, C., Remoli, M. E., Benedetti, E., Caporali, M. G., Fratto, F., Mignuoli, A. D., Rizzo, L., De Vito, G., De Giorgio, V., Surace, L., Vairo, F., Angelini, P., Re, M. C., ... Rizzo, C. (2019). Secondary Autochthonous Outbreak of Chikungunya, Southern Italy, 2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25(11), 2093-2095. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2511.180949