Further spread of West Nile virus in Italy

Vet Ital. Oct-Dec 2010;46(4):467-74.
[Article in English, Italian]

Abstract

Following two consecutive years of West Nile virus (WNV) circulation in Italy, new foci of infection were observed in August 2010 in Sicily and Molise in southern and central Italy, respectively. These incidents were far from the previous infected area in northern Italy, thereby confirming the ability of WNV to spread to new areas and affect new host populations.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • West Nile Fever / epidemiology
  • West Nile Fever / transmission
  • West Nile Fever / veterinary*