Past publications




  • Goffredo M., Catalani M., Federici V., Portanti O., Marini V., Mancini G., Quaglia M., Santilli A., Teodori L., Savini G. (2015). Vector species of Culicoides midges implicated in the 2012‑2014 Bluetongue epidemics in Italy. Vet. Ital. 51(2), 131‑138.
  • Savini G. (2015). Bluetongue: a disease that does not speak 'one tongue' only. Vet Ital. 51(4), 247-248.
  • Maclachlan N.J., Zientara S., Savini G., Daniels P.W. (2015). Epizootic haemorrhagic disease. Rev. Sci. Tech. 34(2), 341-351. 
  • Maclachlan N.J., Mayo C.E., Daniels P.W., Savini G., Zientara S., Gibbs E.P. (2015). Bluetongue.Rev. Sci. Tech. 34(2), 329-340.
  • Janowicz A., Caporale M., Shaw A., Gulletta S., Di Gialleonardo L., Ratinier M., Palmarini M. (2015). Multiple genome segments determine virulence of bluetongue virus serotype 8. J. Virol. 89(10), 5238-5249.
  • Bosnić S., Beck R., Listeš E., Lojkić I., Savini G., Roić B. (2015). Bluetongue virus in Oryx antelope (Oryx leucoryx) during the quarantine period in 2010 in Croatia. Vet. Ital. 51(2), 139‑143.
  • Stewart M., Hardy A., Barry G., Pinto R.M., Caporale M., Melzi E., Hughes J., Taggart A., Janowicz A., Varela M., Ratinier M., Palmarini M. (2015). Characterisation of a second open reading frame in genome segment 10 of bluetongue virus. J. Gen. Virol. 96(11), 3280-3293.
  • Jacquet S., Garros C., Lombaert E., Walton C., Restrepo J., Allene X., Baldet T., Cetre-Sossah C., Chaskopoulou A., Delecolle J-C., Desvars A., Djerbal M., Fall M., Gardes L., de Garine-Wichatitsky M., Goffredo M., Gottlieb Y., Gueye Fall A., Kasina M., Labuschagne K., Lhor Y., Lucientes J., Martin T., Mathieu B., Miranda M., Pages N., Pereira da Fonseca I., Ramilo D.W., Segard A., Setier-Rio M.L., Stachurski F., Tabbabi A., Talla Seck M., Venter G., Zimba M., Balenghien T., Guis H., Chevillon C., Bouyer J., Huber K. (2015). Colonization of the Mediterranean Basin by the vector biting midge species Culicoides imicola: an old story. Mol. Ecol. 24(22), 5707-5725.




  • Lorusso A., Marcacci M., Ancora M., Mangone I., Leone A., Marini V., Cammà C., Savini G. (2014). Complete genome sequence of Bluetongue virus serotype 1 circulating in Italy, obtained through a Fast Next-Generation Sequencing protocol. Genome Announc. 2(1). pii: e00093-14.
  • Sarvašová A., Goffredo M., Sopoliga I., Savini G., Kočišová A. (2014). Culicoides midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) as vectors of orbiviruses in Slovakia. Vet. Ital 50 (3), 203-212.
  • Lorusso A., Sghaier S., Ancora M., Marcacci M., Di Gennaro A., Portanti O., Mangone I., Teodori L., Leone A., Cammà C., Petrini A., Hammami S., Savini G. (2014). Molecular epidemiology of bluetongue virus serotype 1 circulating in Italy and its connection with northern Africa. Infect. Genet. Evol. 28, 144-149.
  • Caporale M., Di Gialleonorado L., Janowicz A., Wilkie G., Shaw A., Savini G., Van Rijn P.A., Mertens P., Di Ventura M., Palmarini M. (2014). Virus and host factors affecting the clinical outcome of bluetongue virus infection. J. Virol. 88(18), 10399-10411.
  • Garros C., Balenghien T., Carpenter S., Delécolle J.C., Meiswinkel R., Pédarrieu A., Rakotoarivony I., Gardès L., Golding N., Barber J., Miranda M., Borràs D.B., Goffredo M., Monaco F., Pagès N., Sghaier S., Hammami S., Calvo J.H., Lucientes J., Geysen D., De Deken G., Sarto I Monteys V., Schwenkenbecher .J, Kampen H., Hoffmann B., Lehmann K., Werner D., Baldet T., Lancelot R., Cêtre-Sossah C. (2014). Towards the PCR-based identification of Palaearctic Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae): results from an international ring trial targeting four species of the subgenus Avaritia. Parasit. Vectors 7, 223.
  • Mughini-Gras L., Patregnani T., Nardelli S., Gagliazzo L., Comin A., Savini G., Marangon, S., Bonfanti L. (2014) Long-term persistence of vaccine-elicited bluetongue serotype 8 neutralizing antibodies in dairy cattle. Large Animal Rev. 20 (4), 153-155.
  • Peters J., Conte A., Van Doninck J., Verhoest N. E. C., De Clercq E., Goffredo M., De Baets B., Hendrickx G., Ducheyne E. (2014). On the relation between soil moisture dynamics and the geographical distribution of Culicoides imicola. Ecohydrology 7, 622–632.
  • Savini G., Lorusso A., Paladini C., Migliaccio P., Di Gennaro A., Di Provvido A., Scacchia M., Monaco F. (2014). Bluetongue serotype 2 and 9 modified live vaccine viruses as causative agents of abortion in livestock: a retrospective analysis in Italy. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 61(1), 69-74.




  • Rasmussen L.D., Savini G., Lorusso A., Bellacicco A., Palmarini M., Caporale M., Rasmussen T.B., Belsham G.J., Bøtner A. (2013). Transplacental transmission of field and rescued strains of BTV-2 and BTV-8 in experimentally infected sheep. Vet. Res. 44, 75.
  • Lorusso A., Costessi A., Pirovano W., Marcacci M., Cammà C., Savini G. (2013). Complete genome sequence analysis of a reassortant strain of bluetongue virus serotype 16 from Italy.Genome Announc. 1(4), pii: e00622-13.
  • El Hage J., Lorusso A., Carmine I., Di Gennaro A., Portanti O., Olivieri S., Casaccia C., Pisciella M., Teodori L., Sghaier S., Savini G. (2013). Bluetongue virus in Lebanon. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 60(5), 390-394.
  • Lorusso A., Sghaier S., Carvelli A., Di Gennaro A., Leone A., Marini V., Pelini S., Marcacci M., Rocchigiani A.M., Puggioni G., Savini G. (2013). Bluetongue virus serotypes 1 and 4 in Sardinia during autumn 2012: new incursions or re-infection with old strains?Infect. Genet. Evol. 19, 81-87.
  • Mardulyn P., Goffredo M., Conte A., Hendrickx G., Meiswinkel R., Balenghien T., Sghaier S., Lohr Y., Gilbert M. (2013). Climate change and the spread of vector-borne diseases: using approximate Bayesian computation to compare invasion scenarios for the bluetongue virus vector Culicoides imicola in Italy. Mol. Ecol. 22, 2456–2466.


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