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Could Phlebotomus mascittii play a role as a natural vector for Leishmania infantum? New data
BackgroundThe occurrence of phlebotomine sand flies in Central Europe was questioned until they were recorded for the first time in Germany in 1999, and ten years later also in Austria. The aim ofExpand
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Avian Plasmodium in Eastern Austrian mosquitoes
BackgroundInsect vectors, namely mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae), are compulsory for malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) to complete their life cycle. Despite this, little is known about vectorExpand
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Emergence of sandflies (Phlebotominae) in Austria, a Central European country
The possible existence of autochthonous sandfly populations in Central Europe north of the Alps has long been excluded. However, in the past years, sandflies have been documented in Germany, Belgium,Expand
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Leishmania infections in Austrian soldiers returning from military missions abroad: a cross-sectional study.
OBJECTIVES The incidence of leishmaniasis is known to increase in conflict areas. The aims of this study were to determine the exposure to Leishmania species in Austrian soldiers returning fromExpand
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Landscape structure affects distribution of potential disease vectors (Diptera: Culicidae)
BackgroundVector-pathogen dynamics are controlled by fluctuations of potential vector communities, such as the Culicidae. Assessment of mosquito community diversity and, in particular, identificationExpand
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Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and their relevance as disease vectors in the city of Vienna, Austria
Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are important vectors for a wide range of pathogenic organisms. As large parts of the human population in developed countries live in cities, the occurrence ofExpand
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A Novel Triplex Quantitative PCR Strategy for Quantification of Toxigenic and Nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae in Aquatic Environments
ABSTRACT Vibrio cholerae is a severe human pathogen and a frequent member of aquatic ecosystems. Quantification of V. cholerae in environmental water samples is therefore fundamental for ecologicalExpand
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Fifth European Dirofilaria and Angiostrongylus Days (FiEDAD) 2016
A1 Human dirofilariosis in Europe: basic facts and retrospective review F Simón, V Kartashev, J González-Miguel, A Rivera, A Diosdado, PJ Gómez, R Morchón, M Siles-Lucas Laboratory of Parasitology,Expand
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Trypanosomatid parasites in Austrian mosquitoes
Trypanosomatid flagellates have not been studied in Austria in any detail. In this study, specific nested PCR, targeted on the ribosomal small subunit, was used to determine the occurrence andExpand
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Xenomonitoring of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) for the Presence of Filarioid Helminths in Eastern Austria
Information on mosquito-borne filarioid helminths in Austria is scarce, but recent discoveries of Dirofilaria repens indicate autochthonous distribution of this parasite in Eastern Austria. In theExpand
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