Francesca Zanella

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BACKGROUND Since 2010 Veneto region (North-Eastern Italy) planned a special integrated surveillance of summer fevers to promptly identify cases of West Nile Fever (WNF), dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV). The objectives of this study were (i) To increase the detection rate of imported CHIKV and DENV cases in travellers from endemic areas and promptly(More)
In accordance with the goals of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for Europe, the Italian national Measles and Rubella Elimination Plan 2010–2015 aimed to reduce the incidence of congenital rubella cases to <1 case/100,000 live births by 2015. In Italy, a passive national surveillance system for congenital rubella and rubella in pregnancy is(More)
The goal of this study was to describe and comment the experience of the Veneto Region in the bacterial invasive disease. Vaccination coverage was 93% against pneumococcus and 95% against haemophilus influenzae type B. Regard to meningococcus C the coverage rate was 90.1% In children, 81% at 6 years of age and 78.2% at 15 years. The preliminary data of an(More)
Advances in microsurgical techniques in otosurgery as well as further developments in imaging methods enable the surgeon to perform procedures at the petrous bone that are as radical as they can contribute to retaining the function. The present study aims at explaining by means of case reports the specific otosurgical problems in typical diseases of the(More)
BACKGROUND We estimated the cumulative number of people diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a region of Italy by cross-linking data from four surveillance systems and applying capture-recapture methods. METHODS The study was conducted using data referring to residents of the Veneto Region (population 4.4 million). We(More)
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