Distribution and hybridization of Culex pipiens forms in Greece during the West Nile virus outbreak of 2010
- Autores: Almeida APG, Gomes B, Kioulos E, Papa A, Pinto J, Vontas J
- Journal: Infection Genetics and Evolution
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23466890
In 2010, an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) infections occurred in the region of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, in northern Greece. During this period, Culex pipiens sensu stricto mosquitoes were found infected by WNV lineage 2. Cx. pipiens s.s. presents two distinct biological forms, denoted molestus and pipiens.