Avian malaria parasites in the last supper: identifying encounters between parasites and the invasive Asian mosquito tiger and native mosquito species in Italy

@inproceedings{Puente2015AvianMP,
  title={Avian malaria parasites in the last supper: identifying encounters between parasites and the invasive Asian mosquito tiger and native mosquito species in Italy},
  author={Josu{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez-de la Puente and J. C. P{\'e}rez Mu{\~n}oz and Gioia Capelli and Fabrizio Montarsi and Ram{\'o}n Soriguer and Daniele Arnoldi and Annapaola Rizzoli and Jordi Figuerola},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2015}
}
The invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus has dramatically expanded its distribution range, being catalogued as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive alien species. As vectors of pathogens, Ae. albopictus may create novel epidemiological scenarios in the invaded areas. Here, the frequency of encounters of Ae. albopictus with the avian malaria parasite Plasmodium and the related Haemoproteus was studied in an area with established populations in northeastern Italy and compared with… CONTINUE READING
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