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

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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.

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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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Becker, N., Geier, M., Balczun, C. et al. Repeated introduction of Aedes albopictus into Germany, July to October 2012. Parasitol Res 112, 1787–1790 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-012-3230-1

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Keywords

  • Dengue Virus
  • Chikungunya
  • Tyrol
  • Southern European Country
  • Infested Site