Seasonality and geographical occurrence of West Nile fever and distribution of Asian tiger mosquito

Attila Trájer, Ákos Bede-Fazekas, János Bobvos, A. Páldy

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Abstract

The importance and risk of emerging mosquito borne diseases is going to increase in the European temperate areas due to climate change. The present and upcoming climates of Transdanubia seem to be suitable for the main vector of Chikungunya virus, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus Skuse (syn. Stegomyia albopicta). West Nile fever is recently endemic in Hungary. We used climate envelope modeling to predict the recent and future potential distribution/occurrence areas of the vector and the disease. We found that climate can be sufficient to explain the recently observed area of A. albopictus, while in the case of West Nile fever, the migration routes of reservoir birds, the run of the floodplains, and the position of lakes are also important determinants of the observed occurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-40
Number of pages22
JournalIdojaras
Volume118
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Aedes albopictus
  • Chikungunya disease
  • Climate change
  • Climate envelope model
  • Culex
  • Mosquitoes
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • West Nile fever

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Seasonality and geographical occurrence of West Nile fever and distribution of Asian tiger mosquito. / Trájer, Attila; Bede-Fazekas, Ákos; Bobvos, János; Páldy, A.

In: Idojaras, Vol. 118, No. 1, 2014, p. 19-40.

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Trájer, Attila ; Bede-Fazekas, Ákos ; Bobvos, János ; Páldy, A. / Seasonality and geographical occurrence of West Nile fever and distribution of Asian tiger mosquito. In: Idojaras. 2014 ; Vol. 118, No. 1. pp. 19-40.
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