• 25 September 2017

    Identified the virus strain of Chikungunya responsible for outbreak in Italy

    The Spallanzani Institute has isolated the Chikungunya virus strain responsible for the infection in Lazio. It has been denominated CHIKV / ITA / Lazio-INMI1-2017. The virus was characterized on a molecular basis. The sequence has been deposited at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institute of Health, USA, and will soon be accessible to […]

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  • 22 September 2017

    Chikungunya in Italy. The WHO warns: alert to mosquitoes in Italy

    WHO, the World Health Organization, has issued a Web-based statement warning foreign tourists of the risk of contracting Chikungunya infection in Italy, where 76 cases have already been registered. The document (see attachment) contains a number of tips on how to protect against mosquito bites, responsible for virus transmission.

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  • 1 August 2016

    Occult HCV Infection: The Current State of Knowledge

    With a clinical history of approximately 11 years, occult HCV infection can be considered an occult type of CHC. Evidences suggest that considering OCI in these high-risk groups seems to be necessary. We suggest that alternative diagnostic tests should be applied and that there is a need for the participation of all countries to determine the epidemiology of […]

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  • 29 February 2016

    Viral metagenomics and blood safety

    The characterization of the human blood-associated viral community (also called blood virome) is essential for epidemiological surveillance and to anticipate new potential threats for blood transfusion safety. Currently, the risk of blood-borne agent transmission of well-known viruses (HBV, HCV, HIV and HTLV) can be considered as under control in high-resource countries. However, other viruses unknown […]

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  • 29 February 2016

    New viral risks in blood transfusion by 2016

    Viral safety remains a major concern in transfusion of blood products. Over years, the control measures applied to blood products were made more and more sophisticated; however, the number of infectious agents, and notably of viruses, that can be transmitted by transfusion is increasing continuously. The aim of this review paper is to actualize that […]

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    Video Interviste con il Magistrato Iadecola

    In questa serie di 3 interviste il Giudice Iadecola, Avvocato già Magistrato Corte di Cassazione, illustra la Riforma Gelli-Bianco. Tale riforma modifica la responsabilità del medico nei confronti del paziente dal punto di vista penale e civile. Inoltre si pone come obiettivo quello di combattere il frequente ricorso da parte degli operatori sanitari alla medicina preventiva.