West Nile virus transmission with human cases in Italy, August - September 2009.

@article{Rizzo2009WestNV,
  title={West Nile virus transmission with human cases in Italy, August - September 2009.},
  author={Caterina Rizzo and Fenicia M Vescio and Silvia Declich and Alba Carola Finarelli and Pierluigi Macini and Andrea Mattivi and Giada Rossini and C. Piovesan and Luisa Barzon and Giorgio Pal{\`u} and Federico Gobbi and Luigi Macchi and Anna Pavan and Fabio Magurano and Maria Grazia Ciufolini and Loredana Nicoletti and Stefania Salmaso and Giovanni Rezza},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 40}
}
In 2009, to date 16 human cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) have been reported in Italy, in three regions: Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Lombardia. The number of cases is higher compared with last year when nine cases were identified (eight cases of WNND and one case of West Nile fever) and the geographical distribution indicates spread from east to west. 

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