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Two cases of autochthonous Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Germany with evidence for local transmission by indigenous Anopheles plumbeus
Autochthonous Plasmodium falciparum malaria (PFM) in Central Europe has been reported repeatedly, transmission of the parasite being attributed to blood transfusion or imported P. falciparum‐infectedExpand
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First Nationwide Surveillance of Culex pipiens Complex and Culex torrentium Mosquitoes Demonstrated the Presence of Culex pipiens Biotype pipiens/molestus Hybrids in Germany
Mosquitoes and other arthropods may transmit medically important pathogens, in particular viruses such as West Nile virus. The presence of suitable hosts and competent vectors for those zoonoticExpand
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Molecular detection of Setaria tundra (Nematoda: Filarioidea) and an unidentified filarial species in mosquitoes in Germany
BackgroundKnowledge of the potential vector role of Culicidae mosquitoes in Germany is very scanty, and until recently it was generally assumed that they are not involved in the transmission ofExpand
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Field evaluation of four widely used mosquito traps in Central Europe
BackgroundTo monitor adult mosquitoes several trapping devices are available. These are differently constructed and use various mechanisms for mosquito attraction, thus resulting in differentExpand
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Repeated introduction of Aedes albopictus into Germany, July to October 2012
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 andExpand
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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Clades V and VI (Europe 1 and 2) in Ticks in Kosovo, 2012
Despite being a small country, Kosovo represents one of the few foci of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Europe. The distribution of Kosovar tick vectors and the evolution of CCHF virus inExpand
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Genetic diversity in natural and anthropogenic inland populations of salt‐tolerant plants: random amplified polymorphic DNA analyses of Aster tripolium L. (Compositae) and Salicornia ramosissima
Eight populations of Aster tripolium (Compositae) and six of Salicornia ramosissima (Chenopodiaceae) from inland, naturally salt‐contaminated habitats and anthropogenic salt‐polluted sites in centralExpand
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Host-feeding patterns of mosquito species in Germany
BackgroundMosquito-borne pathogens are of growing importance in many countries of Europe including Germany. At the same time, the transmission cycles of most mosquito-borne pathogens (e.g. viruses orExpand
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Molecular identification and phylogeny of East African Simulium damnosum s.l. and their relationship with West African species of the complex (Diptera: Simuliidae)
The phylogenetic relationships of East and West African members of the Simulium damnosum complex were studied by sequence analyses of the mitochondrial 16s ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene. Results suggestExpand
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New record of the suspected leishmaniasis vector Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii Grassi, 1908 (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) — the northernmost phlebotomine sandfly occurrence in the
Although being typical Mediterranean faunal elements, phlebotomine sandflies have also been recorded in central Europe for several countries including Germany, where two species, PhlebotomusExpand
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