Funding for this research was provided by:
Italian Workers' Compensation Authority (BRIC ID 18/2016)
Excellence Departments, MIUR-Italy (-)
Received: 14 December 2018
Accepted: 19 February 2019
First Online: 26 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The authors declare that ethics approval and consent to participate do not apply to our study since nasal swab sampling is part of the routine animal surveillance protocols, issued by the National Authority for Veterinary Surveillance (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno) under the control of the Italian Ministry of Health. In our study, surveillance was performed by a trained veterinary from the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, namely Dr. F. Casalinuovo, who co-authored the manuscript.
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