|Emergence of Toscana Virus, Romania, 2017-2018.|
Popescu CP, Cotar AI, Dinu S, Zaharia M, Tardei G, Ceausu E, Badescu D, Ruta S, Ceianu CS, Florescu SA.
Emerging infectious diseases. 2021; 27(5): 1482-1485
We describe a series of severe neuroinvasive infections caused by Toscana virus, identified by real-time reverse transcription PCR testing, in 8 hospitalized patients in Bucharest, Romania, during the summer seasons of 2017 and 2018. Of 8 patients, 5 died. Sequencing showed that the circulating virus belonged to lineage A.