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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2013

Author(s): Lebl, K; Nischler, EM; Walter, M; Brugger, K; Rubel, F

Title: First record of the disease vector Anopheles hyrcanus in Austria.

Source: J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2013; 29(1):59-60

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Bakran-Lebl Karin
Brugger Katharina
Rubel Franz
Walter Melanie

Vetmed Research Units
Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

Anopheles (Anopheles) hyrcanus was detected for the first time in Austria, in a floodplain forest in the city of Vienna. From May to September 2012, we found 135 females of this species within the scope of a mosquito monitoring program. Anopheles hyrcanus transmits Sindbis and Tahyna viruses and was reported to be a potential vector for human malaria and dirofilariasis. An updated distribution map depicts that An. hyrcanus has extended its range northwards across the European Alps.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Insect Vectors*

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