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first report in italy of the exotic mosquito species aedes (finlaya) koreicus, a potential vector of arboviruses and filariae.in the veneto region (north-eastern italy) an entomological surveillance system has been implemented since the introduction of the asian tiger mosquito (aedes albopictus) in 1991. during the routine monitoring activity in a tiger mosquito-free area, an unexpected mosquito was noticed, which clearly did not belong to the recorded italian fauna.201121951867
aedes albopictus is a natural vector of dirofilaria immitis in italy.investigations were carried out in padova town (veneto region, ne italy) to define the actual role of aedes albopictus in the natural transmission of dirofilaria nematodes, and to assess the risk that its presence might represent for veterinary and medical health. during summer 2000-2002 daytime captures of human-attracted mosquitoes were carried out in three areas of the town. the presence of filarial parasites in mosquitoes was evaluated by pcr, and sequencing confirmed species assessment. dna ...200314729167
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