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Fulvio Marsilio was born in Bari on 20 december 1960. He graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1985 and obtained a degree in "Prophylaxis in infectious diseases of animals" from the School for the Scientific Research at Brescia in 1986, while working at the Virology and Molecular Biology Laboratories of the Istituto Zooprofilattico of Brescia. He obtained a PhD in Veterinary Parasitology from the University of Bari in 1989. From 1990 to 1994 he worked at the Institute of Infectious Diseases of Animals of the Bari Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and since 1994 he is researcher in infectious animal diseases at the Termano Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In November 1996, he attended the Institut für Virologie der Tierärztlichen Hochschule of Hannover (Germany), where he worked on the biomolecular typing of canine distemper virus strains. Currently, he is full professor in infectious diseases of animals and teaches infectious animal diseases (including infectious diseases in companion animals and livestock) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Teramo. From december 2005 to march 2013 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Teramo and from 2009 to 2013 Vice-Rector of the University of Teramo. His research areas are the etiology, the pathogenesis, the diagnosis and prophylaxis of the infectious diseases of the dog, cat and small ruminants. To date he is:

- member of the Regional Board for Zooprophylaxis and of the Crisis Unity for Avian flu at the Veterinary Services of the Abruzzo Region;

- director of the post graduate school in Animal Health, farming and production at the University of Teramo;

- coordinator of the PhD degree on Veterinary medical sciences, public health and animal well-being.

My list of 10 selected publications
  • Di Profio F, Sarchese V, Melegari I, Palombieri A, Massirio I, Bermudez Sanchez S, Friedrich KG, Coccia F, Marsilio F, Martella V, Di Martino B. (2019): Seroprevalence for norovirus genogroups GII and GIV in captive non-human primates. Zoonoses Public Health, 66:310-315.
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  • Melegari I, Marsilio F, Di Profio F, Sarchese V, Massirio I, Palombieri A, D'Angelo AR, Lanave G, Diakoudi G, Cavalli A, Martella V, Di Martino B. (2018): Seroprevalence of sapovirus in dogs using baculovirus-expressed virus-like particles. Virus Res., 251:1-5.
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  • Melegari I, Di Profio F, Marsilio F, Sarchese V, Palombieri A, Friedrich KG, Coccia F, Di Martino B. (2018): Serological and molecular investigation for hepatitis E virus (HEV) in captive non-human primates, Italy. Virus Res, 251:17-21.
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  • Melegari I, Sarchese V, Di Profio F, Robetto S, Carella E, Bermudez Sanchez S, Orusa R, Martella V, Marsilio F, Di Martino B. (2018): First molecular identification of kobuviruses in wolves (Canis lupus) in Italy. Arch Virol., 163:509-513.
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  • Di Martino B, Di Profio F, Melegari I, Sarchese V, Massirio I, Luciani A, Lanave G, Marsilio F, Martella V (2018): Serological and molecular investigation of 2117-like vesiviruses in cats. Arch Virol., 163:197-201.
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  • Di Martino B, Di Profio F, Melegari I, Sarchese V, Massirio I, Palermo G, Romito G, Lorusso E, Lanave G, Bodnar L, Buonavoglia C, Marsilio F, Green KY, Martella V. (2017): Seroprevalence for norovirus genogroup II, IV and VI in dogs. Vet Microbiol., 203:68-72.
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  • Di Martino B, Di Profio F, Bodnar L, Melegari I, Sarchese V, Massirio I, Dowgier G, Lanave G, Marsilio F, Bányai K, Buonavoglia C, Martella V. (2017): Seroprevalence for 2117-like vesiviruses in Italian household dogs. Vet Microbiol., 201:14-17.
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  • Hofmann-Lehmann R, Wagmann N, Meli ML, Riond B, Novacco M, Joekel D, Gentilini F, Marsilio F, Pennisi MG, Lloret A, Carrapiço T, Boretti FS. (2016): Detection of 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' and other Anaplasmataceae and Rickettsiaceae in Canidae in Switzerland and Mediterranean countries. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd.,158:691-700.
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  • Di Martino B, Di Profio F, Melegari I, Sarchese V, Cafiero MA, Robetto S, Aste G, Lanave G, Marsilio F, Martella V. (2016): A novel feline norovirus in diarrheic cats. Infect Genet Evol., 38:132-137.
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  • Marsilio F. (2015): Vaccination against canine parvoviral enteritis in healthy dogs. Vet Rec., 177:595-6.

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