Information on foodborne outbreaks due to Salmonella
Currently, there are foodborne disease outbreaks in Austria, but also in other EU countries, which are probably linked to Salmonella Enteritidis contaminated chicken kebap skewers from Poland. In…
Temperatures have an impact on the spread of West Nile virus
Above-average summer temperatures are considered one of the factors directly influencing the spread of West Nile virus in Europe.
Cherry vinegar fly is in season
Cherry vinegar flies are important pests in orchards and vineyards because they infest many different fruits. Their numbers increase significantly from July onwards.
The Zika virus is one of the pathogens transmitted by "exotic" mosquitoes. Our mosquito monitoring therefore also monitors mosquitoes for the Zika virus.
European corn borer: voracious tiny insect
The caterpillars of the corn borer destroy 4 percent of the world's corn crop every year. In our country, this butterfly usually develops only one generation per year. In warm years, however, a second…
Leptospires: Germs in the water
Leptospires are bacteria that mainly occur in moist environments such as mud or freshwater lakes. Rising temperatures and heavy rainfall as consequences of climate change may lead to increased human…
Mosquito monitoring: Annual report 2022
From the beginning of May to the end of October, we monitor the occurrence of exotic gnat species in Austria. In 2022, we found the Asian tiger mosquito in all federal provinces.
May 20: International World Bee Day
Bees are feeling the effects of climate change. Higher temperatures affect the bees' breeding cycle and their food sources. Lack of water causes many plants to produce less nectar for bees to collect.