Toscana virus encephalitis following a holiday in Sicily

Jane C Osborne, Elham Khatamzas, Anjum Misbahuddin, Rachel Hart, Anand Sivaramakrishnan, David P Breen

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We report a case of Toscana virus encephalitis. This emerging pathogen is among the three most common causes of meningoencephalitis in Europe during the warm season, yet remains under-recognised. Doctors should consider Toscana virus infection in patients presenting with neurological symptoms who have a relevant exposure history during the summer months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-41
Number of pages3
JournalPractical Neurology
Issue number2
Early online date8 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningoencephalitis/diagnosis
  • Phlebotomus Fever/diagnosis
  • Sandfly fever Naples virus
  • Sicily


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