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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2013

Authors: 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
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, 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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