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The National Expert Group ‚Mosquitoes as Vectors of Disease Agents‘ started its work in Januar 2016. It gives advice on surveillance and control issues pertaining to mosquitoes as vectors of infectious disease agents and develops pertinent guidelines and recommendations.

The work of the expert group focuses on the management of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, an invasive mosquito species which has recently become widely distributed in Mediterranean Europe and, as an efficient vector of pathogens, has repeatedly caused disease cases and outbreaks. Although thermophilic, the spreading tendency and adaptability of this species has led to reproduction, overwintering and population establishment at various locations in Germany.

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