Caterina Rizzo

Summary

Affiliation: Istituto Superiore di Sanit
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Pandemic influenza A/H1N1pdm in Italy: age, risk and population susceptibility
    Stefano Merler
    Predictive Models for Biomedicine and Environment, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e74785. 2013
  2. pmc Integrated human surveillance systems of West Nile virus infections in Italy: the 2012 experience
    Christian Napoli
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS, Viale Regina Elena, 299 00161 Rome, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:7180-92. 2013
  3. pmc An infectious disease model on empirical networks of human contact: bridging the gap between dynamic network data and contact matrices
    Anna Machens
    CNRS UMR 7332, CPT, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille 13288, France
    BMC Infect Dis 13:185. 2013
  4. pmc Surfing the web during pandemic flu: availability of World Health Organization recommendations on prevention
    Francesco Gesualdo
    Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:561. 2010
  5. pmc Age-prioritized use of antivirals during an influenza pandemic
    Stefano Merler
    Predictive Models for Biomedicine and Environment, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 9:117. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Influenza-related mortality in the Italian elderly: no decline associated with increasing vaccination coverage
    Caterina Rizzo
    Department of Pharmaco Biology, University of Bari, Italy
    Vaccine 24:6468-75. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of the 1918-19 pandemic influenza in Florence, Italy
    Caterina Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena, 299 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 29:B27-32. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Cross-reactive antibody responses to the 2009 A/H1N1v influenza virus in the Italian population in the pre-pandemic period
    Caterina Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanità Rome, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 28:3558-62. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Typhoid Fever in Italy, 2000-2006
    Caterina Rizzo
    National Center for Epidemiology Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 299 00169 Rome, Italy
    J Infect Dev Ctries 2:466-8. 2008
  10. pmc Scenarios of diffusion and control of an influenza pandemic in Italy
    C Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1650-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Pandemic influenza A/H1N1pdm in Italy: age, risk and population susceptibility
    Stefano Merler
    Predictive Models for Biomedicine and Environment, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e74785. 2013
    ..The biological or social mechanisms responsible for the observed age-specific risk of infection are still to be deeply investigated...
  2. pmc Integrated human surveillance systems of West Nile virus infections in Italy: the 2012 experience
    Christian Napoli
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS, Viale Regina Elena, 299 00161 Rome, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:7180-92. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc An infectious disease model on empirical networks of human contact: bridging the gap between dynamic network data and contact matrices
    Anna Machens
    CNRS UMR 7332, CPT, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille 13288, France
    BMC Infect Dis 13:185. 2013
    ..Hence, given a specific disease model, it is crucial to assess which representations of the raw data work best to inform the model, striking a balance between simplicity and detail...
  4. pmc Surfing the web during pandemic flu: availability of World Health Organization recommendations on prevention
    Francesco Gesualdo
    Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:561. 2010
    ..People often search for information on influenza A(H1N1)v prevention on the web. The extent to which information found on the Internet is consistent with recommendations issued by the World Health Organization is unknown...
  5. pmc Age-prioritized use of antivirals during an influenza pandemic
    Stefano Merler
    Predictive Models for Biomedicine and Environment, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 9:117. 2009
    ..Second, since in some countries the stockpile exceeds the suggested minimum level, we search for optimal strategies for post-exposure prophylactic treatment of close contacts of cases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Influenza-related mortality in the Italian elderly: no decline associated with increasing vaccination coverage
    Caterina Rizzo
    Department of Pharmaco Biology, University of Bari, Italy
    Vaccine 24:6468-75. 2006
    ..As in the US, our study challenges current strategies to best protect the elderly against mortality, warranting the need for better controlled trials with alternative vaccination strategies...
  7. doi request reprint Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of the 1918-19 pandemic influenza in Florence, Italy
    Caterina Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena, 299 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 29:B27-32. 2011
    ..Our knowledge on past pandemics, as for the 1918-19 Spanish influenza, would help improving mathematical modeling accuracy and understanding the mechanisms underlying the dynamics of future pandemics...
  8. doi request reprint Cross-reactive antibody responses to the 2009 A/H1N1v influenza virus in the Italian population in the pre-pandemic period
    Caterina Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanità Rome, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 28:3558-62. 2010
    ..5%, 19.2%, and 58.2%, respectively. The results suggest that the Italian population was not fully naïf to the current pandemic virus and that the possible previous exposure and immune response increases with age...
  9. ncbi request reprint Typhoid Fever in Italy, 2000-2006
    Caterina Rizzo
    National Center for Epidemiology Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 299 00169 Rome, Italy
    J Infect Dev Ctries 2:466-8. 2008
    ..Typhoid fever remains endemic in the Apulia region of southern Italy. Here we investigate why this occurs despite increasing levels of environmental public health measures...
  10. pmc Scenarios of diffusion and control of an influenza pandemic in Italy
    C Rizzo
    National Centre for Epidemiology Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1650-7. 2008
    ..2%, at best, although this would require an extremely high number of treated individuals. In accordance with international findings, our results highlight the need to respond to a pandemic with a combination of control measures...
  11. pmc Epidemiological and virological investigation of a Norovirus outbreak in a resort in Puglia, Italy
    Caterina Rizzo
    Dep of Pharmaco Biology, University of Bari, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 7:135. 2007
    ..This paper describes the third large outbreak of Norovirus (NoV) gastroenteritis reported in the Southern Italy region of Puglia...
  12. pmc Trends for influenza-related deaths during pandemic and epidemic seasons, Italy, 1969-2001
    Caterina Rizzo
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, CNESPS, Rome, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:694-9. 2007
    ..When comparing northern, central, and southern Italy, we found a high level of synchrony in the amplitude of peaks of influenza-related deaths...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, antimicrobial resistance, and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases characterization of Salmonella isolates in Apulia, southern Italy (2001-2005)
    Rosa Monno
    Department of Internal Medicine and Public Health, University of Bari, I 70124 Bari, Italy
    Microb Drug Resist 13:124-9. 2007
    ..Mating experiments showed that the CTX-M-1 determinant was transferable. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of CTX-M-1 type ESBL in Salmonella serovar Bovismorbificans...
  14. pmc Waterborne outbreak of Norwalk-like virus gastroenteritis at a tourist resort, Italy
    Delia Boccia
    Department of Communicable Disease, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:563-8. 2002
    ..Although Italy has no surveillance system for nonbacterial gastroenteritis, no outbreak caused by NLV has been described previously in the country...
  15. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Q fever, brucellosis and leptospirosis in farmers and agricultural workers in Bari, Southern Italy
    Rosa Monno
    Department of Internal Medicine and Public Health, Hygiene Section, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Italy, Piazza G Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Ann Agric Environ Med 16:205-9. 2009
    ..None of the subjects examined had antibodies to Leptospira and Brucella. Further improvements in the occupational hygiene of the work environment is advisable...
  16. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of autovaccination therapy on post-coronary artery bypass grafting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mediastinitis
    Caterina Rizzo
    Department of Pharmaco Biology, University of Bari, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:228-9. 2007
    ..We report a case of mediastinitis successfully treated with autovaccine therapy, once conventional surgical and medical therapies had failed...
  17. pmc Mitigation measures for pandemic influenza in Italy: an individual based model considering different scenarios
    Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti
    National Center for Epidemiology Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 3:e1790. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint MRSA nasal colonization in children: prevalence meta-analysis, review of risk factors and molecular genetics
    Francesco Gesualdo
    Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:479-85. 2013
    ..We report a meta-analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization prevalence in children and a review of the risk factors as well as molecular genetic characterization...
  19. ncbi request reprint Estimated imported infections of Chikungunya and Dengue in Italy, 2008 to 2011
    Christian Napoli
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità ISS, Rome, Italy
    J Travel Med 19:294-7. 2012
    ..Thus, epidemiological surveillance is crucial to rapidly identify imported cases in order to introduce measures to reduce mosquito density in the area...
  20. doi request reprint Understanding the dynamics of seasonal influenza in Italy: incidence, transmissibility and population susceptibility in a 9-year period
    Antonella Lunelli
    Department of Mathematics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:286-95. 2013
    ..However, little is known about the extent of under-reporting in surveillance data, and thus of the true influenza incidence in the population...
  21. ncbi request reprint Characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated at the Policlinico Hospital of Bari (Italy)
    Marialaura Corrente
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 28:57-65. 2005
    ..Our data suggest that a typing method based on RAPD combined with HVR-PCR may be useful to compare MRSA isolated in a hospital environment, whereas PFGE may be used for further analysis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Recombinant K39 immunochromatographic test for diagnosis of human leishmaniasis
    Rosa Monno
    Department of Internal Medicine and Public Health, Unit of Hygiene, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza G Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Future Microbiol 4:159-70. 2009
    ..In conclusion, the ICT is highly sensitive, specific, rapid, noninvasive and cost effective (euro8.43 for ICT and euro12 for IFA) in the diagnosis of VL in areas of low VL endemicity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Incidence of vaccine preventable pneumococcal invasive infections and blood culture practices in Italy
    Fortunato D'Ancona
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 23:2494-500. 2005
    ..In Italy, bacteriological culture procedures should be undertaken more frequently to provide decision-makers with reliable estimates of serious vaccine preventable conditions...
  24. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of rotavirus strains from children with diarrhea in Italy, 2007-2009
    Franco Maria Ruggeri
    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Med Virol 83:1657-68. 2011
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  25. doi request reprint Seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccine: recommendations to families of at-risk children during the 2009-10 season
    Mariateresa Romano
    Department of Paediatrics, Bambino Gesu Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 22:821-4. 2012
    ..6% had not been vaccinated. The majority of immunized children had received specific recommendations by a physician. Physicians involved in the management of children with chronic diseases should actively recommend influenza immunization...
  26. doi request reprint Estimating pandemic vaccine effectiveness in two Italian regions using the screening method, 2009-2010
    Thomas Seyler
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena, 299 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 30:109-11. 2012
    ..The overall crude estimated VE was 92.4% (95% CI: 46.3-98.9). It suggests that the pandemic vaccine offered good protection against medically attended laboratory-confirmed A/H1N1v...
  27. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of unsaturated fatty acids and age-related cognitive decline: a 8.5-year follow-up of the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging
    Vincenzo Solfrizzi
    Department of Geriatrics, Center for Aging Brain, Memory Unit, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza G Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Neurobiol Aging 27:1694-704. 2006
    ..5-year follow-up. In this prospective population-based study on older nondemented subjects with a typical Mediterranean diet, high MUFA and PUFA intakes appeared to be protective against ARCD...
  28. doi request reprint Aeromonas sobria sepsis complicated by rhabdomyolysis in an HIV-positive patient: case report and evaluation of traits associated with bacterial virulence
    Francesca Stano
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 13:e113-8. 2009
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  29. ncbi request reprint How prepared is Europe for pandemic influenza?
    Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti
    Lancet 368:25. 2006