[the study of mosquito fauna (diptera, culicidae) in volgograd city in light of the outbreak of west nile fever in volgograd region, 1999].mosquito sampling was carried out in volgograd city and its vicinity in august 2001 and 2002. in total 16,000 individuals belonging to 6 genera and 12 species were collected. nine species were anthropophilic. culex modestus and aedes vexans dominated in all outdoor samples collected in volgograd city. in addition to these species, coquillettidia richiardii and ae. caspius were abundant in the vicinity of volgograd. autogenous cx. popiens dominated among six species sampled indoors in volgograd c ...200415272818
evaluation of potential west nile virus vectors in volgograd region, russia, 2003 (diptera: culicidae): species composition, bloodmeal host utilization, and virus infection rates of mosquitoes.potential west nile virus (family flaviviridae, genus flavivirus, wnv) vectors were assessed during 2003 at indoor and outdoor collection sites in urban volgograd, russia, and in three nearby towns and surrounding rural areas. in total, 9,182 female mosquitoes comprising 13 species in six genera were collected. relative abundance and bloodmeal host utilization differed temporarily and spatially. during june and july in volgograd, aedes vexans (meigen) (85.4%) and culex p. pipiens l. (7.6%) were ...200616739415
epidemiology of west nile infection in volgograd, russia, in relation to climate change and mosquito (diptera: culicidae) 1999, there was the large outbreak of west nile fever (wnf) in southern russia (>500 cases in the volgograd province). in 2000-2004, the wnf incidence rate decreased steadily to zero, but a new outbreak occurred in 2007 (64 cases). the analysis of historical climate data for volgograd from 1900 to present showed that the years 1999 and 2007 were the hottest ones due to a very mild "winter" (dec.-mar.) and a hot "summer" (june-sep.). there are up to 15 potential wnf vectors in volgograd, but o ...200819030885
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