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Type of publication: Baccalaureate Thesis
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Year: 2012

Authors: Walter, Melanie

Title: Stechmücken der Familie Culicidae als Vektoren für zoonotische Infektionskrankheiten im urbanen Raum Wien.

Other title: Mosquitoes of the family Culicidae as vectors of zoonotic infectious diseases in the urbane region of Vienna

Source: Bakkalaureatsarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 56.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Walter Melanie

Rubel Franz

Nowotny Norbert

Vetmed Research Units:
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

Graduation date: 25.09.12

Mosquitoes of the family Culicidae are playing important roles in the transmission of infectious diseases, especially zoonoses. In Austria they are vectors for Usutu virus (USUV) and West Nile virus (WNV). Humans in urbane regions like the metropolitan area of Vienna are under potential risk. To estimate this risk knowledge on Austrian mosquitoes as well as on their vector competence is needed. In this thesis distribution maps of the most important moboviruses (mosquitoborne viruses) have been compiled from epidemics described in literature. The applied part of this work includes the support of two mosquitoe traps arranged at the campus oft the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and the morphological identification of the Culicidae catches. With these traps the first daily monitoring programm in Austria was started. Already in 2011 one trap was in use on trail basis. Alltogether in this season 526 female mosquitoes and 5 male mosquitoes of 5 diffrent genera have been trapped. Most often caught species were Coquillettidia richiardii (263) and Culex pipiens s. l. (174). In 2012 a total of 837 female Culicidae of 7 different genera were caught in the put up traps. All in all we detect 15 different species. Like in the year before Cq. richiardii (433) and Cx. pipiens s. l. (295) most frequently.

Publication(s) resulting from University thesis:

Lebl, K; Nischler, EM; Walter, M; Brugger, K; Rubel, F (2013): First record of the disease vector Anopheles hyrcanus in Austria. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2013; 29(1):59-60

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