Toscana Virus Epidemiology: From Italy to Beyond

@inproceedings{Cusi2010ToscanaVE,
  title={Toscana Virus Epidemiology: From Italy to Beyond},
  author={Maria Grazia Cusi and Gianni Gori Savellini and G Zanelli},
  booktitle={The open virology journal},
  year={2010}
}
Toscana virus (TOSV) is an arthropod-borne virus which is transmitted to humans by Phlebotomus spp sandflies. Infection is the cause of brain injuries, such as aseptic meningitis and meningoencephalitis, in Italy mainly during the summer. More recently some unusual clinical manifestations due to TOSV with severe sequelae, such as ischemic complications and hydrocephalus, have been reported. TOSV represents an important emerging pathogen and its presence is being investigated in several European… CONTINUE READING
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