The hidden passenger of lucky bamboo: Do imported aedes albopictus mosquitoes cause dengue virus transmission in the Netherlands

A. Hofhuis*, J. Reimerink, C. Reusken, E. J. Scholte, A. De Boer, W. Takken, Marion Koopmans

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Abstract

Since 2005, Aedes albopictus mosquitoes have been detected in companies in the Netherlands that import ornamental plants from China. To assess the risks of dengue transmission, a study was carried out in 48 persons who are professionally exposed to these mosquitoes. No evidence for non-travel-related flavivirus infections was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2009

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