Epidemiology of West Nile in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin

  title={Epidemiology of West Nile in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin},
  author={Paolo Calistri and Armando Giovannini and Zdeněk Hub{\'a}lek and Aurelia Ionescu and Federica Monaco and Giovanni Savini and Rossella Colomba Lelli},
  booktitle={The open virology journal},
In the last 30 years several cases of West Nile (WN) virus infection were reported in horses and humans in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin. Most of them were determined by strains of the Lineage 1 included in the European Mediterranean/Kenyan cluster. Strains of this cluster are characterised by a moderate pathogenicity for horses and humans and limited or no pathogenicity for birds. In recent years, however, WN cases determined by strains grouped in the Israeli/American cluster of… CONTINUE READING
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