Publications

Transmission dynamics, complications and mitigation strategies of the current mpox outbreak: A comprehensive review with bibliometric study

As the mankind counters the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), it …

Another potential zoonotic threat? Herpes B virus in the spotlight

Social impact: trusting open science for future pandemic resilience

In response to the pressing need to improve epidemic preparedness, this paper presents the development and application of EPISOS, a …

Phylodynamic and Evolution of the Hemagglutinin (HA) and Neuraminidase (NA) Genes of Influenza A(H1N1) pdm09 Viruses Circulating in the 2009 and 2023 Seasons in Italy

The influenza A(H1N1) pdm09 virus, which emerged in 2009, has been circulating seasonally since then. In this study, we conducted a …

Global Measles Surveillance: Trends, Challenges, and Implications for Public Health Interventions

Measles, a highly contagious disease primarily affecting children, carries serious health risks, including complications and mortality. …

Mpox: An Overview of Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Public Health Implications

Mpox, caused by viruses of the genus Orthopoxvirus, is an emerging threat to human and animal health. With increasing urbanization and …

Emerging Threats: Is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) in Dairy Herds a Prelude to a New Pandemic?

On the SARS-CoV-2 Variants

The evolutionary dynamics of viruses, particularly exemplified by SARS-CoV-2 during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, underscore the …

Changing and evolution of influenza virus: is it a trivial flu?

Background: Influenza viruses are etiological agents which cause contagious respiratory, seasonal epidemics and, for Influenza A …

A One Health Platform for Future Epidemic Preparedness

Here, we introduce the EpiConnect Intelligence Platform (ECIP), a platform facilitating rapid, transparent data sharing and analysis to …

Monitoring avian influenza in mammals with real-time data

Comprehensive Analysis of HIV-1 Integrase Resistance-Related Mutations in African Countries

The growing emergence of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) HIV drug resistance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) led to …

Chikungunya vaccine: Is it time for it?

Trends and Spatiotemporal Patterns of Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Italy: A Data-Driven Approach

In recent years, the unprecedented spread of the Avian Influenza Viruses (AIVs) among birds and mammals has caused devastation in …

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management of Endometrial Cancer: A Monocentric Retrospective Comparative Study

Monitoring the West Nile virus outbreaks in Italy using open access data

This paper introduces a comprehensive dataset on West Nile virus outbreaks that have occurred in Italy from September 2012 to November …

Analyzing the emerging patterns of SARS‐CoV‐2 Omicron subvariants for the development of next‐gen vaccine: An observational study

Epidemic history and evolution of an emerging threat of international concern, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

The challenges of open data for future epidemic preparedness: The experience of the 2022 Ebolavirus outbreak in Uganda

On 20 September 2022, the Ministry of Health in Uganda, together with the World Health Organization - Regional Office for Africa (WHO …

Monkeypox: Early Estimation of Basic Reproduction Number R0 in Europe

This world outbreak of Monkeypox (MPX) infections outside Africa emerged on May 2022 in Europe and spread worldwide with unique …

Monkeypox: EpiMPX Surveillance System and Open-Data with a Special Focus on European and Italian Epidemic

The current out-of-Africa 2022 outbreak of Monkeypox requires a coordinated, international response through the rapid sharing of …

Hepatitis of unknown origin in children: why and how to create an open access database

During the early stages of an epidemic, obtaining reliable data is a challenge, especially on a global scale. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

Comparing Worldwide, National, and Independent Notifications about Adverse Drug Reactions Due to COVID-19 Vaccines

The rapid development of effective vaccines against COVID-19 is an extraordinary achievement. However, no medical product can ever be …

Predicting the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 in Italian regions: the Calabria case study, February 2020 - March 2022

Despite the stunning speed with which highly effective and safe vaccines have been developed, the emergence of new variants of …

Analyzing voter behavior on social media during the 2020 US presidential election campaign

Every day millions of people use social media platforms by generating a very large amount of opinion-rich data, which can be exploited …

Impact of the additional/booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine against severe disease during the epidemic phase characterized by the predominance of the Omicron variant in Italy, December 2021 - May 2022

Vaccine effectiveness (VE) against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants is a growing issue. The aim of this work is to evaluate the impact of …

Using Social Media for Sub-Event Detection during Disasters

Social media platforms have become fundamental tools for sharing information during natural disasters or catastrophic events. This …

Ticket Sales Prediction and Dynamic Pricing Strategies in Public Transport

In recent years the demand for collective mobility services has registered a significant growth. In particular, the long-distance coach …

Discovering Travelers’ Purchasing Behavior from Public Transport Data

In recent years, the demand for collective mobility services is characterized by a significant growth. The long-distance coach market …