Toscana virus


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Toscana virus

A Bunyavirus transmitted by insect bite, esp. the bite of the sandfly (Phlebotomus papatasi). The virus is endemic in Sicily, Cyprus, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean and may cause encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, or septicemia.
Synonym: sandfly fever virus
See also: virus
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Rapid identification of Toscana virus by nested PCR during an outbreak in the Siena area of Italy.
Acute meningitis due to Toscana virus infection among patients from both the Spanish Mediterranean region and the region of Madrid.
Toscana virus infection in United States citizen returning from Italy.
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Anti-TOSV IgG was detected by a commercial enzymatic immunoassay, EIA Enzywell Toscana virus IgG (Diesse, Italy), following the manufacturer's instructions.
Antigenic and biological characterization of Toscana virus, a new Phlebotomus fever group virus isolated in Italy.
Moreover, IF tests were negative when antibody to West Nile virus, Toscana virus, Bunyamwera virus, alphaviruses, phleboviruses and California serogroup viruses was used.
The epidemiology of Toscana virus in France is still unknown.
5) obtained against Toscana virus antigen were high.