west nile virus transmission in 2008 in north-eastern italy.after 10 years, west nile virus (wnv) re-emerged in italy in august 2008. as on 31 december 2008, the infection affected eight provinces in three regions (emilia romagna, veneto, lombardy), where a total of 794 cases of wnv infection in 251 equine stables were detected on the basis of the clinical signs and as a result of a serological screening in horses living in the area. only 4.0% (32/794) of the serologically positive animals showed clinical signs, and the 32 clinical cases were reported in ...201020042066
phylogenetic analysis of west nile virus isolated in italy in italy the first occurrence of west nile virus (wnv) infection was reported in tuscany region during the late summer of 1998. in august 2008, the wnv infection re-emerged in italy, in areas surrounding the po river delta, and involving three regions lombardy, emilia romagna and veneto. wnv was isolated from blood and organs samples of one horse, one donkey, one pigeon (columba livia) and three magpies (pica pica). the phylogenetic analysis of the isolates, conducted on 255 bp in the region cod ...200819040827
[residual mosquitoes in the northern adriatic seacoast 50 years after the disappearance of malaria].the northern adriatic sea littoral was heavily malarious; intensive land drainages, agricultural development and socioeconomic improvement were the key factors which led to malaria eradication, sped up by indoor insecticide spraying, achieved soon after world war ii. regular observations on anophelism were carried out by the istituto interprovinciale per la lotta antimalarica nelle venezie from middle 20's until early 60's. the main vector was anopheles sacharovi, a species which typically bred ...199810645555
diptera brachycera horse parasites in a stable/manège in northern italy.the presence of tabanids and muscoid fly (diptera brachycera) parasites of horses in a stable/manège near verona (northern italy) is reported. tabanus quatuornotatus, t. glaucopis, t. exclusus, hybomitra muehlfeldi, haematopota pandazisi, stomoxys calcitrans and haematobia irritans were the blood-sucking species directly found on horses. musca domestica, ophyra sp. and fannia canicularis were the flies most frequently collected by sticky traps in the stable.200112402525
west nile virus circulation in veneto region in 2008-2009.summarywest nile virus (wnv) was detected in italy, in late summer 2008 in horses and birds in the po valley. as a consequence, an intense wnv surveillance was implemented in that area involving emilia-romagna, veneto and lombardy. this paper presents the results of the september 2008-november 2009 surveillance on equines, mosquitoes, wild birds, dogs and cattle in veneto. wnv was detected in equines and dogs, and, to a lesser extent in cattle and wild birds. simultaneous circulation of usutu vi ...201120670469
[systematic research on mycoses. results and considerations on a large and systematic epidemiologic survey of histoplasmosis in the region of lombardy and venetia]. 19724674892
eimeria leuckarti (flesh, 1883) reichenow, 1940 from equus caballus in italy.fecal examinations of horses (equus caballus) from studs in the province of udine (friuli venezia giulia region, east-northern italy), carried out during two periods of the year 1993, revealed coccidian oocysts in six foals, two stallions and one mare. the species was identified as eimeria leuckarti. this species was reported only once in italy, more than 20 years ago (1972). for this reason, the prevalence of the parasite and the description of immature and sporulated oocysts are given.19958778661
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