Francesco Righi

Francesco Righi
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna · Food control

Master of Science

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Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) and Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) are emerging infectious viruses, with likely zoonotic potential, that may affect both domestic and wild animals. MRV is a dsRNA virus that can cause respiratory, central nervous system, and enteric diseases both in human and in other mammalian hosts. TTSuV is a DNA virus that frequentl...
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La cozza o mitilo (Mytilus galloprovincialis) rappresenta il mollusco bivalve di più largo consumo nel nostro Paese. Spesso consumato crudo o poco cotto, può trasmettere all’uomo agenti batterici e virali presenti nelle acque e trattenuti nell’epato-pancreas. Tra gli agenti più comuni si segnalano i Norovirus (NoV), responsabili di gastroenterite e...
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SUMMARY Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an emerging virus with an increasing diffusion across Europe. Because of the apparent lack of species barriers, HEV was characterized as a zoonotic agent, with swine as main reservoir, but it has been also found in wild animals. This study aimed to assess the HEV prevalence in wild boars, hares and swine in an are...
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Norovirus is an enteric virus with foodborne transmission. Bivalve shellfish are a main source of infections and outbreaks, which in the last years showed an increasing trend. Therefore a monitoring plan was set up to control the NoV prevalence in this food category considered at high risk of contamination, due to the filtering activity of shellfis...
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Introduction During Sars-CoV-2 pandemic, the interest in research of sources virus spread increased and different studies are performed to understand surfaces involvement. There is a lack information regarding the presence of this virus on food; wastewater contamination and poor hygiene practices could be the sources of viral contamination in handl...
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In 2019, SARS-CoV-2 was identified as the cause of an easily transmissible disease that was declared as a world pandemic. Foodborne transmission was never reported. However, early studies suggested that food could be involved in SARS-CoV-2 entry in the human gastrointestinal tract leading to possible infection, and highlighting the importance of fu...
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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the agent of the hepatitis E disease that in Europe is mainly transmitted foodborne. Human cases in EU have increased in the last years and are linked to the consumption of raw or undercooked pork product or wild boar meat infected by the zoonotic HEV-3 genotype. Rabbit HEV (HEV-3ra) is a recent genotype of HEV detected i...
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Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) is a non-enveloped circular ssDNA virus which frequently infects swine and has been associated with hepatic, respiratory, and autoimmune disorders. TTSuV’s pathogenic role is still uncertain, and clear data in the literature on virus reservoirs are lacking. The aims of this study were to investigate the presence of pot...
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Variabilità delle cinetiche di inattivazione di ceppi di Salmonella spp.: differenze ceppo-dipendenti e di recupero in base al mezzo colturale utilizzato Introduzione Salmonella spp. è causa comune di focolai infettivi veicolati da alimenti e il trattamento termico è uno dei processi più utilizzati per l'inattivazione dei patogeni. Tuttavia, è ben...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence and distribution of Hepatitis E virus (HEV), Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV), and Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) in wild animals in Northern Italy to assess their potential role as zoonotic reservoirs, and to gain insight on the risk of their spreading to farm animals and possibly to humans....
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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the causative agent of hepatitis E, an emerging public health infection which has an increasing incidence across Europe. Because of the apparent lack of species barriers, HEV was characterized as a zoonotic agent. Swine are recognized as the main reservoir, but HEV is also found in wild animals such as ungulates, lagomorp...
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Mammalian orthoreoviruses (MRVs) are emerging infectious agents that may affect wild animals. MRVs are usually associated with asymptomatic or mild respiratory and enteric infections. However, severe clinical manifestations have been occasionally reported in human and animal hosts. An insight into their circulation is essential to minimize the risk...
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Knowledge of Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) and Torque teno virus (TTV) as new emerging infectious agents that may affect wild animals, is essential to minimize the risk of their spreading to farm animals and possibly to humans. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of possibly zoonotic MRV and TTV in wild animals in Northern Italy....
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Background Norovirus is an enteric virus with foodborne transmission. Bivalve shellfish are a main source of infections and outbreaks, which in the last years are showing an increasing trend. Therefore, in Italy a voluntary based monitoring plan to control the safety of bivalve shellfish was set up at provincial level. This study describes the occu...

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This project evaluates the occurrence of Hepatitis E virus (HEV), Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV), and Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) in wild animals in Northern Italy to better estimate the risk of transmission to farmed animals and possibly to humans.