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An outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in Italy involved 19 schoolchildren with active TB and 43 with latent infection. The source of the outbreak was a school assistant born in Italy who had a family history of TB. This outbreak highlights the need for maintaining clinical and public health expertise in countries with low TB incidence.
The study was performed to evaluate the effects of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines administered alone or in combination. 124 elderly subjects living in community were vaccinated either with influenza split vaccine or with pneumococcal 23-valent or with both vaccines at the same time in different sites. Sera were tested for hemoagglutination inhibiting… (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to improve the knowledge on the epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in Italy. GOAL The goal of this study was to study the seroincidence and seroprevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections among Italian adolescents. STUDY We conducted a retrospective… (More)
All measles cases occurred between 1989 and 1991 in the territory of the Local Health Unit 10--Marche Region--Italy, were studied in order to evaluate the characteristics of the disease and the transmission mechanisms. A total of 4 outbreaks were evidenced: 2 occurred in a 40,000 population municipality (with 46 and 87 cases, respectively), 1 in a 10,000… (More)
The immunogenicity and reactogenicity of a booster dose of enhanced potency inactivated polio vaccine (EIPV) were evaluated in 492 healthy 12 year old adolescents. The booster was administered at the same time as the HBV vaccine compulsory in Italy at this age. Blood samples and questionnaires on reactogenicity were collected over 9 months. Analysis of… (More)