Spatio-temporal patterns of distribution of West Nile virus vectors in eastern Piedmont Region, Italy.ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: West Nile Virus (WNV) transmission in Italy was first reported in 1998 as an equine outbreak near the swamps of Padule di Fucecchio, Tuscany. No other cases were identified during the following decade until 2008, when horse and human outbreaks were reported in Emilia Romagna, North Italy. Since then, WNV outbreaks have occurred annually, spreading from their initial northern foci throughout the country. Following the outbreak in 1998 the Italian public health authority def ...201122152822
[research on culicidae attracted to dog bait in piedmont].dog attracted mosquitoes were collected in piedmont (nw italy) in 1992 and 1993. sampling sites where chosen on ecological and epidemiological basis, according to the results of a previous study on the distribution and prevalence of canine filariosis in this region. dog baited traps were operated monthly (two nights/site from june to september) in six plain sites differing in the prevalence of heartworm infected dogs (including two sites where no positivity was recorded). a single capture was ca ...199810645556
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