The invasive Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus found in the Netherlands can experimentally transmit Zika virus and Usutu virus

@article{Abbo2020TheIA,
  title={The invasive Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus found in the Netherlands can experimentally transmit Zika virus and Usutu virus},
  author={Sandra R Abbo and Tessa M. Visser and Haidong Wang and Giel P G{\"o}ertz and Jelke J. Fros and Marleen H C Abma-Henkens and Corinne Geertsema and Chantal B. F. Vogels and Marion P. G. Koopmans and Chantal B.E.M. Reusken and Sonja Hall-Mendelin and Roy A. Hall and Monique M. van Oers and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt and Gorben P. Pijlman},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  year={2020},
  volume={14}
}
Background The Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus is invading Europe and was first discovered in Lelystad, the Netherlands in 2013, where it has established a permanent population. In this study, we investigated the vector competence of Ae. japonicus from the Netherlands for the emerging Zika virus (ZIKV) and zoonotic Usutu virus (USUV). ZIKV causes severe congenital microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome in humans. USUV is closely related to West Nile virus, has recently spread throughout… 

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