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An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014.

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.

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Coitus
    Exanthema
    Female
    Humans
    Italy
    Male
    Pregnancy
    RNA, Viral
    Serologic Tests
    Thailand
    Travel
    Zika Virus
    Zika Virus Infection

    Pub Type(s)

    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 -