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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
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
an expected outbreak of human trichinellosis for the consumption of horsemeat.in late february 1998, an outbreak of human trichinellosis occurred in the town of piacenza (northern italy) among 92 persons who had eaten raw horsemeat. the source of infection was a horse imported to the abattoir of brescia one month previously. although the horse had been found to be positive for trichinellosis upon routine examination, the head of an uninfected horse was exchanged with the head of the infected animal, which was mistakenly placed on the market.200111484351
occurrence of arthroderma gloriae, a geophilic, keratinophilic ascomycete, in italy.the first european isolate of arthroderma gloriae was recovered from one of 81 soil samples taken from a wheat field in the lombardy region of italy. a mixture of human and horse hair, as well as chicken feathers, were used as bait. the isolate was identified on the basis of its gross and microscopic features and successful mating with a "-" tester strain of a. gloriae. the geographic distribution of this apparently rare keratinophilic fungus is reviewed.19902380883
phylogenetic analysis of west nile virus isolated in italy in 2008.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
[systematic research on mycoses. results and considerations on a large and systematic epidemiologic survey of histoplasmosis in the region of lombardy and venetia]. 19724674892
identification and seasonal distribution of airborne fungi in three horse stables in italy.fungal agents are responsible for a variety of respiratory diseases both in humans and animals. the nature and seasonal variations of fungi have been investigated in many environments with wide ranging results. the aims of the present report were (i) to evaluate the quality and magnitude of exposure to airborne fungi in three differently structured equine stalls (open air, partially and completely enclosed buildings) during a one-year period, using an air sampling technique and (ii) to compare t ...200516160766
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