Citterio Carlo

Carlo Citterio | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Structure SCT2 – Treviso, Belluno and Venezia
Telefono +39 0437 944746

Professional profile

Carlo Citterio has a permanent position as a veterinary officer at the IZSVe – SCT2 Belluno, and is the chief of the Wildlife Specialistic Centre of IZSVe- He has a diploma in Technology and pathology of poultry, rabbit and game and is an ECZM Diplomate (Wildlife Population Health).

His main research interests are diagnostics, surveillance and management/control of infectious diseases in wildlife and at the wildlife-livestock-human interface, with special reference to zoonoses and diseases with a high economic impact; disease impact and management in wildlife; diagnostics and control of parasitic diseases in livestock; epidemiology and ecology of wildlife diseases.

He has been involved in national and international research projects on epidemiology, surveillance and management/control of wildlife diseases; pathogen ecology and host-pathogen interactions; risk analysis and game meat hygiene. He participated in the drafting and implementation as a coordinator of an operational unit to many scientific research projects, also serving as the scientific coordinator. He is author/co-author of more than 40 scientific papers in international research journals/book chapters; more than 50 papers in national scientific and technical journals and more than 100 scientific abstracts. He is a reviewer of research projects for scientific institutions and for different scientific peer reviewed journals. He consistently attends to courses/conferences concerning his professional and research activities, and in more than 100 of these he was a speaker.


  • Santoro, A.; Santolamazza, F.; Cacciò, S.M.; … Citterio, C.V.; … La Rosa, G.; Casulli, A. (2024). Mitochondrial genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of Echinococcus multilocularis in Europe. International Journal for Parasitology, 2024,
  • Leopardi, S.; Desiato, R.; Mazzucato, M.; Orusa, R.; Obber, F.; Averaimo, D.; Berjaoui, S.; Canziani, S.; Capucchio, M.T.; Conti, R.; Di Bella, S.; Festa, F; Garofalo, L.; Lelli, D.; Madrau, M.P.; Mandola, M.L.; Moreno Martin, A.M.; Peletto, S.; Pirani, S.; Robetto, S.; Torresi, C.; Varotto, M.; Citterio, C.; Terregino, C. (2022). One health surveillance strategy for coronaviruses in Italian wildlife. Epidemiology and Infection, 2023,
  • Celva, R.; Crestanello, B.; Obber, F.; Dellamaria, D.; Trevisiol, K.; Bregoli, M.;, Cenni, L.; Agreiter, A.; Hauffe, H.C.; Citterio, C.V. (2023). Assessing red fox (Vulpes vulpes) demographics to monitor wildlife disease: a spotlight on Echinococcus multilocularis. Pathogens, 2023, 12, 60,
  • Obber, F.; Celva, R.; Libanora, M.; Da Rold, G.; Dellamaria, D.; Partel, P.; Ferraro, E.; Calabrese, M.S.; Morpurgo, L.; Pisano, S.R.R.; Citterio, C.V.; Cassini, R. (2022). Description of a sarcoptic mange outbreak in Alpine chamois using an intensive surveillance approach. Animals, 2022, 12, 2077,
  • Leopardi, S., Drzewnioková, P., Baggieri, M.; Marchi, A.; Bucci, P.; Bregoli, M.; De Benedictis, P.; Gobbo, F.; Bellinati, L.; Citterio, C.V.; Monne, I.; Pastori, A.; Zamperin, G.; Palumbo, E.; Festa, F.; Castellan, M.; Zorzan, M.; D’Ugo, E.; Zucca, P.; Terregino, C.; Magurano, F. (2022). Identification of Dobrava virus in Apodemus flavicollis from North Eastern Italy during enhanced mortality. Viruses, 2022, 14(6), 1241,
  • Obber. F., Celva, R., Da Rold, G., Trevisiol, K., Ravagnan, S., Danesi, P., Cenni, L., Rossi, C., Bonato, P., Capello, K., Hauffe, H.C., Massolo, A., Cassini, R., Benvenuti, V., Agreiter, A., Righetti, D., Ianniello, M., Dellamaria, D., Capelli, G., Citterio, C.V. (2022). A highly endemic area of Echinococcus multilocularis identified through a comparative re-assessment of prevalence in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Alto Adige (Italy: 2019-2020). PLOS One, 2022, 17(5):e0268045,
  • Da Rold, G., Obber, F., Monne, I., Milani, A., Ravagnan, S., Toniolo, F., Sgubin, S., Zamperin, G., Foiani, G., Vascellari, M., Drzewniokova, P., Castellan, M., De Benedictis, P., Citterio, C.V. (2021). Clinical Tick-Borne Encephalitis in a Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus L.). Viruses, 2022, 14, 300,
  • Citterio, C.V., Obber, F., Trevisiol, K., Dellamaria, D., Celva, R., Bregoli, M., Ormelli S., Sgubin, S., Bonato, P., Da Rold, G., Danesi, P., Ravagnan, S., Vendrami, S., Righetti, D., Agreiter, A., Asson, D., Cadamuro, A., Ianniello, M., Capelli, G. (2021). Echinococcus multilocularis and other cestodes in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) of northeast Italy, 2012-2018. Parasites & Vectors, 2021, 14:29,
  • Bianco, A., Zecchin, B., Fusaro, A., Schivo, A., Ormelli, S., Bregoli, M., Citterio, C.V., Obber, F., Dellamaria, D., Trevisiol, K., Lorenzetto, M., De Benedictis, P., Monne, I. Two waves of canine distemper virus showing different spatio-temporal dynamics in Alpine wildlife (2006-2018) Infection, Genetics and Evolution (MEEGID) (2020), 84: 104359,
  • Turchetto, S., Obber, F., Rossi, L., D’Amelio, S., Cavallero, S., Poli, A., Parisi, F., Lanfranchi, P., Ferrari, N., Dellamaria, D., Citterio, C.V. Sarcoptic mange in wild caprinae of the Alps: could pathology help in filling the gaps in knowledge? Frontiers in Veterinary Science (2020), 7:193, doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00193