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Tramuto F.,University of Palermo | Dones P.,Paediatric Infectious Disease Unit | D'Angelo C.,Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Unit | Casuccio N.,Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Unit | Vitale F.,University of Palermo
Eurosurveillance | Year: 2015

We describe the occurrence of measles in an 18 monthold patient in Sicily, Italy, in March 2015, who received the first dose of a measles-containing vaccine seven days before onset of prodromal symptoms. Measles virus infection was confirmed by PCR and detection of specific immunoglobulin; viral genotyping permitted the confirmation of a vaccine-associated illness. The patient had a concurrent influenza virus infection, during a seasonal epidemic outbreak of influenza. © 2015, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). All rights reserved.


Stefanelli P.,Instituto Superiore Of Sanita | Miglietta A.,Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Unit | Pezzotti P.,Instituto Superiore Of Sanita | Fazio C.,Instituto Superiore Of Sanita | And 9 more authors.
Eurosurveillance | Year: 2016

We report an increase of serogroup C Neisseria meningitidis invasive meningococcal disease in Tuscany. From January 2015 to end February 2016, 43 cases were reported, among which 10 were fatal, compared to two cases caused by serogroup C recorded in 2014 and three in 2013. No secondary cases occurred. Thirty–five strains belonged to C:P1.5–1,10–8:F3– 6:ST-11(cc11). Control measures have been adopted and immunisation campaigns implemented. Studies on risk factors and carriage are ongoing. © 2016, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). All Rights Reserved.

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