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Abstract

We report here the first blood donation positive for West Nile virus (WNV) by nucleic acid amplification testing collected in north-eastern Italy in July 2012. Partial sequencing of the WNV RNA demonstrated identity with a WNV lineage 1a genome identified in the same area in 2011 and divergence from the strain responsible for the outbreak in northern Italy in 2008-09. These data indicate that WNV activity in northern Italy is occurring earlier than expected and that different WNV strains are circulating. .

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2012-08-02
2017-11-19
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/ese.17.31.20231-en
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