mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) and their relevance as disease vectors in the city of vienna, austria.mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) are important vectors for a wide range of pathogenic organisms. as large parts of the human population in developed countries live in cities, the occurrence of vector-borne diseases in urban areas is of particular interest for epidemiologists and public health authorities. in this study, we investigated the mosquito occurrence in the city of vienna, austria, in order to estimate the risk of transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. mosquitoes were captured using di ...201425468380
low usutu virus seroprevalence in four zoological gardens in central europe.usutu virus (usuv), a mosquito-borne flavivirus of the japanese encephalitis virus antigenic group, caused bird die-offs in austria, hungary and switzerland between 2001 and 2009. while the zoological gardens of vienna and zurich recorded usuv-associated mortality in different species of birds during this period, incidences in budapest were limited to areas outside the zoo, and in the greater basel area avian mortality due to usuv infection was not observed at all. the objectives of this investi ...201323919825
west nile virus positive blood donation and subsequent entomological investigation, austria, 2014.the detection of west nile virus (wnv) nucleic acid in a blood donation from vienna, austria, as well as in culex pipiens pupae and egg rafts, sampled close to the donor's residence, is reported. complete genomic sequences of the human- and mosquito-derived viruses were established, genetically compared and phylogenetically analyzed. the viruses were not identical, but closely related to each other and to recent czech and italian isolates, indicating co-circulation of related wnv strains within ...201525961567
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