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Italy reviews diagnostics in Chikungunya alert

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Italy is reviewing its diagnostics capacity, in response to an outbreak of Chikungunya. Over the last two months, suspected cases have been rising - around 200 at September 6, according to the health ministry - and laboratory testing has so far confirmed the presence of the virus in at least 20% of cases. The outbreak is centred in the province of Ravenna, in the north of the country, where the Emilia Romagna regional health authority has been closely monitoring all potential cases since July.

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