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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Sep;85(3):551-3. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.11-0248.

Isolation of usutu virus in Germany.

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German Mosquito Control Association, Waldsee, Germany.

Abstract

Usutu virus (USUV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that emerged 2001 in Austria and caused deaths in wild birds. In Germany, 70,378 female mosquitoes were captured in 2009 and 2010 and assayed for USUV. Virus was isolated in cell culture from one pool of Culex pipiens pipiens mosquitoes trapped exclusively in August 2010 in Weinheim, Germany. Subsequent phylogenetic analysis demonstrated a close relationship between the isolated USUV strain from Germany and a USUV strain from Austria, which was detected in a dead blackbird in 2004.

PMID:
21896821
PMCID:
PMC3163883
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.2011.11-0248
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