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An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014.
Euro Surveill 2016; 21(8):30148ES

Abstract

We report a case of Zika virus infection imported in Florence, Italy ex-Thailand, leading to a secondary autochthonous case, probably through sexual transmission. The two cases occurred in May 2014 but were retrospectively diagnosed in 2016 on the basis of serological tests (plaque reduction neutralisation) performed on stored serum samples. Our report provides further evidence that sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible.

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Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediate Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26939607

Citation

Venturi, Giulietta, et al. "An Autochthonous Case of Zika Due to Possible Sexual Transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 21, no. 8, 2016, p. 30148.
Venturi G, Zammarchi L, Fortuna C, et al. An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(8):30148.
Venturi, G., Zammarchi, L., Fortuna, C., Remoli, M. E., Benedetti, E., Fiorentini, C., ... Bartoloni, A. (2016). An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 21(8), p. 30148. doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.8.30148.
Venturi G, et al. An Autochthonous Case of Zika Due to Possible Sexual Transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(8):30148. PubMed PMID: 26939607.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014. AU - Venturi,Giulietta, AU - Zammarchi,Lorenzo, AU - Fortuna,Claudia, AU - Remoli,Maria Elena, AU - Benedetti,Eleonora, AU - Fiorentini,Cristiano, AU - Trotta,Michele, AU - Rizzo,Caterina, AU - Mantella,Antonia, AU - Rezza,Giovanni, AU - Bartoloni,Alessandro, PY - 2016/02/16/received PY - 2016/02/25/accepted PY - 2016/3/5/entrez PY - 2016/3/5/pubmed PY - 2016/8/5/medline KW - Europe KW - Italy KW - Zika virus KW - autochthonous KW - semen KW - sexual transmission SP - 30148 EP - 30148 JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill. VL - 21 IS - 8 N2 - We report a case of Zika virus infection imported in Florence, Italy ex-Thailand, leading to a secondary autochthonous case, probably through sexual transmission. The two cases occurred in May 2014 but were retrospectively diagnosed in 2016 on the basis of serological tests (plaque reduction neutralisation) performed on stored serum samples. Our report provides further evidence that sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26939607/An_autochthonous_case_of_Zika_due_to_possible_sexual_transmission_Florence_Italy_2014_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21395 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -