An autochthonous chikungunya outbreak is ongoing near Anzio, a coastal town in the province of Rome. The virus isolated from one patient and mosquitoes lacks the A226V mutation and belongs to an East Central South African strain. As of 20 September, 86 cases are laboratory-confirmed. The outbreak proximity to the capital, its late summer occurrence, and diagnostic delays, are favouring transmission. Vector control, enhanced surveillance and restricted blood donations are being implemented in affected areas.

Detection of a chikungunya outbreak in Central Italy, August to September 2017

Rizzo C
2017

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An autochthonous chikungunya outbreak is ongoing near Anzio, a coastal town in the province of Rome. The virus isolated from one patient and mosquitoes lacks the A226V mutation and belongs to an East Central South African strain. As of 20 September, 86 cases are laboratory-confirmed. The outbreak proximity to the capital, its late summer occurrence, and diagnostic delays, are favouring transmission. Vector control, enhanced surveillance and restricted blood donations are being implemented in affected areas.
Venturi, G; Di Luca, M; Fortuna, C; Remoli, Me; Riccardo, F; Severini, F; Toma, L; Del Manso, M; Benedetti, E; Caporali, Mg; Amendola, A; Fiorentini, C; De Liberato, C; Giammattei, R; Romi, R; Pezzotti, P; Rezza, G; Rizzo, C
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