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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

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Surveillance for West Nile, Dengue, and Chikungunya Virus Infections, Veneto Region, Italy, 2010

Federico GobbiComments to Author , Luisa Barzon, Gioia Capelli, Andrea Angheben, Monia Pacenti, Giuseppina Napoletano, Cinzia Piovesan, Fabrizio Montarsi, Simone Martini, Roberto Rigoli, Anna M. Cattelan, Roberto Rinaldi, Mario Conforto, Francesca Russo, Giorgio Palù, Zeno Bisoffi, and the Veneto Summer Fever Study Group
Author affiliations: Ospedale Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria, Negrar, Verona, Italy (F. Gobbi, A. Angheben, Z. Bisoffi); Università di Padova, Padua, Italy (L. Barzon, M. Pacenti, G. Palù); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro, Padua (G. Capelli, F. Montarsi); Unità Locale Sanitaria 20–Regione Veneto, Verona (G. Napoletano); Unità Locale Sanitaria 9–Treviso, Treviso, Italy (C. Piovesan); Entostudio, Brugine, Padua (S. Martini); Ospedale Cà Foncello, Treviso (R. Rigoli); Ospedale di Rovigo, Rovigo, Italy (A. M. Cattelan); Ospedale di Padova, Padua (R. Rinaldi); Ospedale San Bortolo, Vicenza, Italy (M. Conforto); Regione Veneto–Servizio Promozione e Sviluppo Igiene e Sanità Pubblica, Venice, Italy (F. Russo)

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Table

Reported cases of West Nile, dengue, and chikungunya virus infections, Veneto Region, Italy, June 15–October 31, 2008–2010*

Year Autochthonous WNF cases Autochthonous WNND cases Imported dengue cases Imported chikungunya cases
2008 1 (retrospective) 5 (4 retrospective) 2 1
2009 0 6 (1 fatal) 4 0
2010† 4 3 14 1

*WNF, West Nile fever; WNND, West Nile neuroinvasive disease.
†Surveillance started during the last week of July.

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1Additional members of the Veneto Summer Fever Study Group who contributed data: Margherita Cattai, Ercole Concia, Riccardo Cusinato, Roberto Ferretto, Ermenegildo Francavilla, Elisa Franchin, Giampietro Pellizzer, Francesca Pozza, Enzo Raise, Pierangelo Rovere, Piergiorgio Scotton, and Filippo Viviano.

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