[usutu virus: a novel flavivirus in croatia].usutu virus (usuv) belongs to the family flaviviridae, genus flavivirus, japanese encephalitis serocomplex. the virus was discovered in 1959 in south africa and has emerged since 1996 causing epizootics with high avian mortality in europe. the importance of usuv in humans is not fully understood. however, several human clinical cases of usuv infection described so far indicate the role of this virus as an antropozoonotic agent. in croatia, serologic evidence of usuv was first documented in 2011 ...201525906549
mosquito survey during west nile virus outbreak 2012 in northeast croatia.during the august and september 2012, seven human cases of the west nile neuro-invasive disease were reported in croatia. medical entomology research on a potential vectors during the outbreak was supported by the ministry of health. a mosquito survey has been done in 64 sites in three eastern croatian counties (osijek-baranja county, vukovar-srijem county and in brod-posavina county). dry ice baited cdc traps were used for mosquito sampling in a period from the 10th to 25th september 2012. a to ...201425144969
west nile virus outbreak in humans in croatia, 2012.during august and september 2012, seven cases of west nile neuroinvasive disease were identified in three north-eastern counties of croatia. four cases were reported in osijek-baranja county, two in brod-posavina county and one in vukovar-srijem county. the median age of the patients was 62.7 years. all patients were hospitalized for 2-5 weeks. the patients from slavonski brod had more severe clinical presentation of disease with prolonged hospitalization. medical entomological research was carr ...201324308241
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