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National Laboratory for Health Security

Probably not the invasive Asian tiger mosquito but an native species is responsible for West Nile fever in Hungary

The director general of the HUN-REN Ecological Research Centre, biologist Zsolt László Garamszegi, lead researcher of the Mosquito Monitor programme, said that researchers have not yet detected the West Nile fever pathogen in any of the invasive mosquito species.


This research was supported by the National Talent Programme of Hungary and the Prime Minister's Office (NTP-NFTÖ-21-B-0288), and by the National Laboratory for Health Security (RRF-2.3.1-21-2022-00006), Centre for Ecological Research, Budapest, Hungary.