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Parasitology Research

, Volume 112, Issue 4, pp 1787–1790 | Cite as

Repeated introduction of Aedes albopictus into Germany, July to October 2012

  • Norbert Becker
  • Martin Geier
  • Carsten Balczun
  • Udo Bradersen
  • Katrin Huber
  • Ellen Kiel
  • Andreas Krüger
  • Renke Lühken
  • Claus Orendt
  • Anita Plenge-Bönig
  • Andreas Rose
  • Günter A. Schaub
  • Egbert Tannich
Short Communication

Abstract

During a small-scale surveillance project to identify possible routes of entry for invasive mosquitoes into Germany, 14 adult Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) were discovered between July and October 2012. They were trapped at three different service stations in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg located along two motorways that connect Germany with southern Europe. This indicates regular introduction of A. albopictus into Germany and highlights the need for a continuous surveillance and control programme.

Keywords

Dengue Virus Chikungunya Tyrol Southern European Country Infested Site 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), grant number FKZ371148404, and the Leibniz Association, grant number SAW-2011-BNI-3. We are grateful to Heidrun von Thien and Birgit Muntau for skilful technical assistance and thank our KABS co-workers Artur Jöst and Björn Pluskota for support in evaluating breeding sites.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Becker
    • 2
  • Martin Geier
    • 3
  • Carsten Balczun
    • 4
  • Udo Bradersen
    • 5
  • Katrin Huber
    • 2
  • Ellen Kiel
    • 6
  • Andreas Krüger
    • 7
  • Renke Lühken
    • 6
  • Claus Orendt
    • 8
  • Anita Plenge-Bönig
    • 9
  • Andreas Rose
    • 3
  • Günter A. Schaub
    • 4
  • Egbert Tannich
    • 1
  1. 1.Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical MedicineHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Mosquito Control Association (KABS e.V.)WaldseeGermany
  3. 3.Biogents AGRegensburgGermany
  4. 4.Group Zoology/ParasitologyRuhr-UniversityBochumGermany
  5. 5.Hamburg Airport GmbHHamburgGermany
  6. 6.Aquatic Ecology and Nature ConservationCarl von Ossietzky UniversityOldenburgGermany
  7. 7.Medical Entomology, Division of Tropical MedicineBundeswehr at Bernhard Nocht InstituteHamburgGermany
  8. 8.Orendt Hydrobiologie–WaterBio Assessment LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  9. 9.Institute for Hygiene and EnvironmentHamburgGermany

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