Arboviral screening of invasive Aedes species in northeastern Turkey: West Nile virus circulation and detection of insect-only viruses

Akiner M. M., Ozturk M., Baser A. B., GÜNAY F., Hacioglu S., Brinkmann A., ...More

PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, vol.13, no.5, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background The recent reports of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus populations in Turkey, in parallel with the territorial expansion identified in several surrounding countries, have raised concerns about the establishment and re-establishment of these invasive Aedes mosquitoes in Turkey. This cross-sectional study was performed to detect Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus in regions of recent incursions, and screen for viral pathogens known to be transmitted elsewhere by these species.