Mosquito collections on incoming intercontinental flights at Schiphol International airport, the Netherlands, 2010-2011

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:E. - J. Scholte, Ibaňez-Justicia, A., Stroo, A., De Zeeuw, J., Hartog, W. Den, Reusken, C. B. E. M.
Journal:Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association
Start Page:17
Date Published:10/2014
Keywords:airport, Culex quinquefasciatus, disinsection, invasive mosquito species, vector surveillance

<p>Abstract: After a report of mosquito nuisance and collection of live Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes on board of a passenger aircraft from Africa to Amsterdam, a mosquito surveillance was carried out in 38 cabins of passenger aircraft from overseas airports immediately after landing at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, the Netherlands (2010 and 2011). Live mosquitoes were collected in 10 aeroplanes, belonging to the species Culex quinquefasciatus (n=9), Culex antennatus (n=2), and Aedes mcintoshi (n=1). All mosquitoes were collected in aeroplanes that came from airports located in Africa. Disinsection is discussed. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association 32: 17-21, 2014</p>

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