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

Trájer, Attila János, Bede-Fazekas, Ákos, Bobvos, János and Páldy, Anna (2014) Seasonality and geographical occurrence of West Nile fever and distribution of Asian tiger mosquito. Időjárás / Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service, 118 (1). pp. 19-40.

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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.

Item Type:Article
Series Number / Identification Number:MTMT:2564365
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate change, climate envelope model, vector-borne diseases, Culex, mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus, West Nile fever, Chikungunya disease
Divisions:Faculty of Landscape Architecture > Department of Garden and Open Space Design
Projects:TÁMOP-4.2.1/B-09/1/KMR-2010-0005, TÁMOP 4.2.2. A-11/1/KONV-2012-0064, 1.1, ENSEMBLES (Contract number 505539)
ID Code:1512
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:01 Apr 2014 11:47
Last Modified:23 May 2014 07:43

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