Epidemiological surveillance of West Nile neuroinvasive diseases in Italy, 2008 to 2011.

@article{Rizzo2012EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological surveillance of West Nile neuroinvasive diseases in Italy, 2008 to 2011.},
  author={Caterina Rizzo and Pasquale Salcuni and Loredana Nicoletti and Maria Grazia Ciufolini and Francesca Russo and Rita Masala and O Frongia and Alba Carola Finarelli and Maria Gramegna and Luciana Gallo and Maria Grazia Pompa and Giovanni Rezza and Stefania Salmaso and Silvia Declich},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 20}
}
We describe the geographical and temporal distribution of West Nile neuroinvasive diseases (WNND) cases in Italy from 2008 to 2011. The increasing number of confirmed human cases from eight in 2008 to 18 in 2009 and the occurrence of the virus in a larger geographical area in 2009 (moving from east to west) prompted the Ministry of Health to publish, in spring 2010, a national programme for WNND human surveillance, comprising veterinary and vector surveillance. Subsequently, in 2011, a new… CONTINUE READING

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