They rose to 5 cases of monkeypox in Italy. A fifth case of ‘monkeypox’, with clinical and transmission characteristics similar to the previous ones, was notified today by the Spallanzani Institute in Rome.
“Investigations on other suspected cases are underway“announces Inmi Spallanzani.
VIRUS FIRST 3 ITALIAN CASES RELATED TO AFRICAN STRAIN – “The Spallanzani researchers have completed the first phase of the DNA sequence analysis of the Monkeypox virus of the first three cases of monkeypox observed in Italy and followed up at the Roman Institute” says Inmi, explaining that “the samples Positive results for Monkeypox virus were sequenced for the hemagglutinin (Ha) gene, which allows for phylogenetic analysis of the virus, and were all similar to the West African strain, with 100% similarity to the isolated viruses of the patients in Portugal and Germany. We could also be faced with a ‘pan-European’ virus in Italy – believe the Spallanzani specialists – correlated with the outbreaks observed in various European countries, in particular that of the Canary Islands “.