Evidence of Toscana virus circulation in Umbria: first report.
Journal - European journal of epidemiology (Netherlands )
To evaluate, for the first time, circulation and clinical expression of Toscana virus (ToSv) in Umbria region we studied: (1) 93 cases of aseptic meningitis and meningoencephalitis admitted to our Department from 1989 to 2001 with negative results for common neurotropic virus; (2) 50 healthy subjects. Specific antibodies (IgM and IgG) anti-TOSv were found in 36.6% of aseptic meningitis, in 6.06% of meningoencephalitis and (IgG) in 16% of healthy subjects.
|ISSN : ||0393-2990|
|Mesh Heading : ||Adolescent Adult Aged Cohort Studies Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Female Humans Immunoglobulin G Immunoglobulin M Italy Male Meningitis Meningoencephalitis Middle Aged Sandfly fever Naples virus Seroepidemiologic Studies blood immunology blood immunology epidemiology epidemiology virology blood epidemiology virology immunology isolation & purification|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||blood pathogenicity|