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.
Measles in Italy: Viral strains and crossing borders / F. Magurano, M. Baggieri, F. Mazzilli, P. Bucci, A. Marchi, L. Nicoletti, A. Amendola, B. Fausto, C. Maria Rosaria, C. Maria, D. Pierlanfranco, L. Tiziana, M. Katia, O. Andrea, P. Giorgio, T. Fabio. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1201-9712. - 79(2019 Feb), pp. 199-201.
|Titolo:||Measles in Italy: Viral strains and crossing borders|
|Parole Chiave:||outbreak; measles; genotype identification; surveillance|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2019|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||14-nov-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.11.005.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|