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Part of Special Issue " Landslides and debris flows: analysis, monitoring, modeling and hazard " Abstract. The SHETRAN model for determining the sediment yield arising from shallow landsliding at the scale of a river catchment was applied to the 180-km 2 Valsassina basin in the Italian Southern Alps, with the aim of demonstrating that the model can simulate(More)
The immunity state to poliovirus types 1, 2, and 3 of a population aged 2 to 75 years was determined by examining 274 sera collected in the Venice mainland (North-East Italy). Altogether, the neutralizing antibody prevalences (at a titre > or = 1:2) for poliovirus 1, 2, and 3 were 99.0 percent (geometrical mean titres [GMT]: 72.1), 99.6 percent (GMT: 95.9)(More)
In 1976, a cohort survey on the persistence of neutralizing antibodies in children regularly immunized 1 to 4 years earlier with the Sabin attenuated vaccine (OPV) was undertaken in the Venice mainland. Subsequent serological evaluations in the same cohort were carried out in 1983 and 1993. A macroneutralization test using a 1:4 initial serum dilution was(More)
Widespread use of poliovirus vaccines has lead to a dramatic decline on the incidence of paralytic poliomyelitis in the Western Hemisphere. In Italy, the use of live attenuated vaccine (OPV) has lead to virtual eradication of poliomyelitis. However, wild poliovirus is still endemic in some less developed countries, and there is still a risk of importation(More)
For some time a bactericidal activity is recognized by air ionization. Recently it has been demonstrated that while the bactericidal effect of the positive ions is due to physical factors, the negative ions operate either by physical or chemical effects. This depends on the presence of oxygen: negative air ionization consists mainly of oxygen ions with a(More)
The present computational study investigates the adsorption of N(2) by Cu-ZSM-5, with particular regard to the interaction with pairs of Cu(+) ions, employing simple cluster models in the calculations. It shows that several interaction patterns between N(2) and couples of Cu(+) sites are possible within the Cu-ZSM-5 structure. In particular, when pairs of(More)