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Co-Circulation of West Nile and Usutu Flaviviruses in Mosquitoes in Slovakia, 2018

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Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Parasitology, Košice 040 01, Slovakia
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The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Brno 603 65, Czech Republic
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Viruses 2019, 11(7), 639; https://doi.org/10.3390/v11070639
Received: 25 June 2019 / Revised: 9 July 2019 / Accepted: 10 July 2019 / Published: 12 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Arboviruses)
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Abstract

Monitoring West Nile virus (WNV) and Usutu virus (USUV) activity now has the highest priority among mosquito-borne pathogenic viruses circulating in the European Union. This study documents a first time detection and the co-circulation of WNV lineage-2 (with the minimal prevalence of 0.46%) and USUV clade Europe 2 (with the minimal prevalence of 0.25%) in mosquitoes from the same habitat of south-western Slovakia and underlines necessity to perform rigorous surveillance in birds, mosquitoes, horses and humans in that country. View Full-Text
Keywords: Culex spp.; mosquitoes; surveillance; Usutu virus; West Nile fever; West Nile virus Culex spp.; mosquitoes; surveillance; Usutu virus; West Nile fever; West Nile virus
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Čabanová, V.; Šikutová, S.; Straková, P.; Šebesta, O.; Vichová, B.; Zubríková, D.; Miterpáková, M.; Mendel, J.; Hurníková, Z.; Hubálek, Z.; Rudolf, I. Co-Circulation of West Nile and Usutu Flaviviruses in Mosquitoes in Slovakia, 2018. Viruses 2019, 11, 639.

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