Usutu virus, Italy, 1996

Herbert Weissenböck, Tamás Bakonyi, Giacomo Rossi, Paolo Mani, Norbert Nowotny

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Retrospective analysis of archived tissue samples from bird deaths in the Tuscany region of Italy in 1996 identified Usutu virus. Partial sequencing confirmed identity with the 2001 Vienna strain and provided evidence for a much earlier introduction of this virus into Europe than previously assumed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Weissenböck, H., Bakonyi, T., Rossi, G., Mani, P., & Nowotny, N. (2013). Usutu virus, Italy, 1996. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(2), 274-277.