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Chikungunya: an emerging and spreading arthropod-borne viral disease.
The virus causing Chikungunya disease was identified over 50 years ago; however, because the disease appeared only in developing countries, little research on it has been done. Research interest inExpand
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Usutu virus infection in a patient who underwent orthotropic liver transplantation, Italy, August-September 2009.
We report a case of Usutu virus (USUV)-related illness in a patient that underwent an orthotropic liver transplant (OLT). Post transplant, the patient developed clinical signs of a possibleExpand
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Human cytomegalovirus glycoprotein N (gpUL73-gN) genomic variants: identification of a novel subgroup, geographical distribution and evidence of positive selective pressure.
Human cytomegalvirus (HCMV) ORF UL73 is a polymorphic locus, encoding the viral glycoprotein gpUL73-gN, a component of the gC-II envelope complex. The previously identified gN genomic variants,Expand
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Genetic polymorphisms among human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) wild‐type strains
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) clinical isolates display genetic polymorphisms in multiple genes. Some authors have suggested that those polymorphisms may be implicated in HCMV‐inducedExpand
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West Nile virus in Europe: emergence, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
West Nile virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus in the Japanese encephalitis antigenic group, has caused sporadic outbreaks in humans, horses and birds throughout many of the warmer regions ofExpand
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Detection of Usutu-virus-specific IgG in blood donors from northern Italy.
We developed a novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to detect the specific IgG response to Usutu virus (USUV) in humans, by evaluating 359 blood donors who were living in northeastern Italy. OurExpand
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A rapid and specific real-time RT-PCR assay to identify Usutu virus in human plasma, serum, and cerebrospinal fluid.
BACKGROUND Usutu virus (USUV), a flavivirus that belongs to the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) family, has recently emerged as a human pathogen, necessitating new diagnostic tools. OBJECTIVE TheExpand
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Interplay between Human Cytomegalovirus and Intrinsic/Innate Host Responses: A Complex Bidirectional Relationship
The interaction between human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and its host is a complex process that begins with viral attachment and entry into host cells, culminating in the development of a specificExpand
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Mosquito, Bird and Human Surveillance of West Nile and Usutu Viruses in Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) in 2010
Background In 2008, after the first West Nile virus (WNV) detection in the Emilia-Romagna region, a surveillance system, including mosquito- and bird-based surveillance, was established to evaluateExpand
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False-Positive Transcription-Mediated Amplification Assay Detection of West Nile Virus in Blood from a Patient with Viremia Caused by an Usutu Virus Infection
ABSTRACT Detection of West Nile virus (WNV) by nucleic acid amplification technology (NAAT) is used widely to screen blood and organ donations in areas where WNV is endemic. We report aExpand
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