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First report outside Eastern Europe of West Nile virus lineage 2 related to the Volgograd 2007 strain, northeastern Italy, 2014

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, August 2015
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Title
First report outside Eastern Europe of West Nile virus lineage 2 related to the Volgograd 2007 strain, northeastern Italy, 2014
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-1031-y
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Authors

Silvia Ravagnan, Fabrizio Montarsi, Stefania Cazzin, Elena Porcellato, Francesca Russo, Manlio Palei, Isabella Monne, Giovanni Savini, Stefano Marangon, Luisa Barzon, Gioia Capelli

Abstract

West Nile virus (WNV) is a Flavivirus transmitted to vertebrate hosts by mosquitoes, maintained in nature through an enzootic bird-mosquito cycle. In Europe the virus became of major public health and veterinary concern in the 1990s. In Italy, WNV re-emerged in 2008, ten years after the previous outbreak and is currently endemic in many areas of the country. In particular, the northeastern part of Italy experience continuous viral circulation, with human outbreaks caused by different genovariants of WNV lineage 1, Western-European and Mediterranean subcluster, and WNV lineage 2, Hungarian clade. Alongside the WNV National Surveillance Program that has been in place since 2002, regional surveillance plans were implemented after 2008 targeting mosquitoes, animals and humans. In July and September 2014, West Nile virus lineage 2 was detected in pools of Culex pipiens s.l. mosquitoes from northeastern Italy. Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of two representative samples identified the presence of WNV lineage 2 related to the Volgograd 2007 strain (99.3 % nucleotide sequence identity), in addition to WNV lineage 2 Hungarian clade. This is the first evidence of the circulation of a WNV lineage 2 strain closely related to the Volgograd 2007 outside Eastern Europe, where it has caused large human outbreaks. This strain may pose a new threat to animal and human health in Italy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Italy 1 3%
Unknown 33 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Other 3 9%
Student > Master 3 9%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 10 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 17%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 11%
Environmental Science 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 9 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2015.
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#2,755,690
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#830
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#95,212
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#49
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