EUROSURVEILLANCE 31/01/19 First detection of a Vssc allele V1016G conferring a high level of insecticide resistance in Aedes albopictus collected from Europe (Italy) and Asia (Vietnam), 2016: a new emerging threat to controlling arboviral diseases. EUROSURVEILLANCE 14/06/18 Increased risk for autochthonous vector-borne infections transmitted by Aedes albopictus in continental Europe. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS 14/02/18 Current and future distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Parasit Vectors. 2016 Nov 4;9(1):573. Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus - two invasive mosquito species with different temperature niches in Europe. PLOS 07/09/16 Aedes albopictus and Its Environmental Limits in Europe. Abstract The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, native to South East Asia, is listed as one of the worst invasive vector species worldwide.
In Europe the species is currently restricted to Southern Europe, but due to the ongoing climate change, Ae. albopictus is expected to expand its potential range further northwards. In addition to modelling the habitat suitability for Ae. albopictus under current and future climatic conditions in Europe by means of the maximum entropy approach, we here focused on the drivers of the habitat suitability prediction. We explored the most limiting factors for Aedes albopictus in Europe under current and future climatic conditions, a method which has been neglected in species distribution modelling so far.
Ae. albopictus is one of the best-studied mosquito species, which allowed us to evaluate the applied Maxent approach for most limiting factor mapping. Editor: Claudio R. Copyright: © 2016 Cunze et al. Introduction Material and Methods Results Fig 1. PLOS 26/04/16 Spread of the Invasive Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the Black Sea Region Increases Risk of Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Outbreaks in Europe. Citation: Akiner MM, Demirci B, Babuadze G, Robert V, Schaffner F (2016) Spread of the Invasive Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the Black Sea Region Increases Risk of Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Outbreaks in Europe.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(4): e0004664. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004664 Editor: Roberto Barrera, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Puerto Rico, UNITED STATES Published: April 26, 2016 Copyright: © 2016 Akiner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: This work was carried out under the VectorNet framework contract OC/EFSA/AHAW/2013/02-FWC1 funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC). Dengue and chikungunya becoming endemic in Europe? Fig 1. Box 1. Acknowledgments References.
PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-012776-15 Outbreaks of tiger mosquitoes in the Valencia region. Infestations of Aedes albopictus (tiger mosquitoes) have been detected in 71 towns in the Valencia region in recent months.
The onset of the autumn rains will only exacerbate this problem, providing favourable conditions for their reproduction. In its 2014 publication entitled ‘Invasive Alien Species: a European Response’ the Commission noted that the tiger mosquito ‘is known to carry over 20 highly dangerous human pathogens, including dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya.’ It goes on to warn that the ‘regular mosquito outbreaks across western and southern Europe [pose] a major health risk.’ Aedes albopictus is already categorised as an invasive alien species by the Spanish Agriculture Ministry. Have the Spanish authorities asked for Aedes albopictus to be added to the list of invasive alien species referred to in Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 and, in any event, will the Commission add it to that list?
CMAJ 17/05/13 Aggressive Asian tiger mosquito invades Europe. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY 25/04/12 Suitability of European climate for the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus: recent tren. Cyril Caminade 1 , * , Jolyon M. Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 47, 22 November 2007 An overview of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus control in the Britis. ECDC - MAI 2009 - Development of Aedes albopictus risk maps. WAGENINGEN ACADEMIC - 2007 - Emerging pests and vector-borne diseases in Europe. This is a multi-authored book concerning the perceived threat and recorded increase of emerging pests and vector-borne diseases affecting man and animals in Europe.
Historically, Europe suffered from numerous pests and vector-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, plague and typhus. Introduction of hygienic measures, drugs and vector control caused the disappearance of many of these diseases from Europe. In the (sub)tropics, however, many of these diseases still thrive, causing serious health problems for humans and animals.
Increased trade, leading to animal and human movement and climate change cause reason to assume that several of these diseases might become re-established or allow 'new' diseases and pests to be introduced in Europe. The recent outbreaks of bluetongue virus in North-western Europe highlights this concern, requiring an effective surveillance systems for the early detection of pests and vector-borne diseases.