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Volume 28, Number 4—April 2022

Infectious Toscana Virus in Seminal Fluid of Young Man Returning from Elba Island, Italy

Giulia Matusali1, Alessandra D’Abramo1, Chiara Terrosi, Fabrizio Carletti, Francesca Colavita, Francesco Vairo, Gianni Gori Savellini, Claudia Gandolfo, Gabriele Anichini, Eleonora Lalle, Licia Bordi, Angela Corpolongo, Micaela Maritti, Luisa Marchioni, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Concetta Castilletti2Comments to Author , Maria Grazia Cusi, and Emanuele Nicastri
Author affiliations: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani” IRCCS, Rome, Italy (G. Matusali, A. D’Abramo, F. Carletti, F. Colavita, F. Vairo, E. Lalle, L. Bordi, A. Corpolongo, M. Maritti, L. Marchioni, M.R. Capobianchi, C. Castilletti, E. Nicastri); Siena University Hospital, Siena, Italy (C. Terrosi, G.G. Savellini, C. Gandolfo, G. Anichini, M.G. Cusi)

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Table 2

Ct values of Toscana virus RNA detected in bodily fluids of man returning from Elba Island, Italy*

Day after symptom onset Serum Whole blood Urine Saliva Seminal fluid Spermatozoa Round cells
17 ND 32.21 Neg Neg 24.26 27.58 35.14
26 ND 32.06 Neg Neg 24.20 NT NT
31 ND 33.94 Neg Neg 26.13 NT NT
38 ND 35.11 Neg Neg 28.80 NT NT
45 ND 35.31 Neg Neg 31.65 NT NT
59 ND 35.04 Neg Neg 38.20 NT NT
74 ND 36.00 Neg Neg Neg NT NT
107 ND 38.08 Neg Neg Neg NT NT

*Ct, cycle threshold; ND, not detected by reverse transcription PCR; neg, negative; NT, not tested.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Current affiliation: IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital, Negrar di Valpolicella, Italy

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