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21 Sep 2017

#Chikungunya #Outbreak in #Rome Region, #Italy: #Virus Isolation Performed, #Genome Deposited in Public Archive (Sept. 21 ‘17)


Title: Chikungunya Outbreak in Rome Region, Italy: Virus Isolation Performed, Genome Deposited in Public Archive.

Subject: Chikungunya fever outbreak in Rome Region, Italy.

Source: Il Messaggero, full page: (LINK). Article in Italian, edited.

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Chikungunya Outbreak in Rome Region, Italy: Virus Isolation Performed, Genome Deposited in Public Archive

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Virus isolation has been performed after an outbreak of Chikungunya fever in the Rome Region, according to a press statement released by Regional Government.

The virus was isolated by the Virology Laboratory of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases ‘’Lazzaro Spallanzani’’, in Rome City.

The viral strain was labeled as CHIKV/ITA/Lazio-INMI1-2017.

The pathogen has been characterized through bio-molecular methods. Genome sequences have been deposited at the US National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institute of Health, USA, and it will be soon available to science community.

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Keywords: Italy; Chikungunya Fever.

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