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West Nile virus (WNV) transmitted by mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) infects various vertebrates, being pathogenic for birds, horses and humans. After its discovery in tropical Africa, sporadic outbreaks of WNV occurred during recent decades in Eurasia, but not the British Isles. WNV reached New York in 1999 and spread to California by 2003, causing… (More)
Of 92 feral cats necropsied from the London and Sheffield areas, 49 (53.3%) were infected with Toxocara cati, 32 (34.8%) with Dipylidium caninum, 11 (12.0%) with Taenia taeniaeformis and 1 (1.1%) with Toxascaris leonina. Isospora felis was seen in 3 (4.3%) of 69 samples of faeces. Twenty-two cats (23.9%) were simultaneously infected with 2 helminth species.
The situation regarding mosquito nuisance and control in Britain is presented together with data resulting from a questionnaire circulated to Local Authorities throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Details of several recent control programs are given.
Nine different arboviruses are known to be transmitted by, or associated with, mosquitoes in Europe, and several (West Nile, Sindbis and Tahyna viruses) are reported to cause outbreaks of human disease. Although there have been no reported human cases in Great Britain (GB), there have been no published in-depth serological surveys for evidence of human… (More)
A new species of isosporan (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) is reported from the greenfinch, Carduelis chloris (Passeriformes: Fringillidae), in England. Oocysts of Isospora daszaki n.sp. are spherical to subspherical, 18.8 × 20.3 (16.8–22.4 × 16.8–25.2) μm, with a shape index (length/width) of 1.08 (1.07–1.1). Micropyle, polar granules and oocyst residuum are… (More)
A new species of Caryospora Léger, 1904 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), C. durelli n. sp., is described from the endangered Round Island boa Casarea dussumieri (Schlegel) (Serpentes: Bolyeridae) from Round Island, Mauritius. Six of 11 hosts were infected. Oöcysts are spherical to subspherical, 19.2 × 18.2 (17.5–21 × 16–21) μm, n = 20, and have a shape index… (More)
Outbreaks of West Nile virus (WNV) infection have occurred sporadically in Europe, apparently due to the migration of infected birds and the subsequent establishment of a transmission cycle involving culicine and anopheline mosquitoes. Both human and equine species become infected, but are considered as dead end hosts since they play an insignificant role… (More)