Viral Zoonoses, Emerging and Vector-Borne Infections


Team Members


A.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Norbert Nowotny 2 (Group Leader)

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Jolanta Kolodziejek 3 (Acting Leader)

Jeremy V. Camp, PhD 4 (PostDoc)

Pia Weidinger, MSc 5 (Technical Assistant)

Dominika Kapuscinska 6 (Project Assistant)


Scientific Research Topics

  • Viral Zoonoses
  • Emerging infections
  • Vector-borne viruses (e.g., mosquitoes, ticks, mice)




New Publications of the team

Full Publication List 9

Mosquito biodiversity and mosquito-borne viruses in the United Arab Emirates. Parasit Vectors. 2019; 12(1):153  10

Targeted surveillance reveals native and invasive mosquito species infected with Usutu virus. Parasit Vectors. 2019; 12(1):46  11

Specific detection and differentiation of tick-borne encephalitis and West Nile virus induced IgG antibodies in humans and horses. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2019 12 

Increase in human West Nile and Usutu virus infections, Austria, 2018. Euro Surveill. 2018; 23(43):pii=180054.  13

Uranotaenia unguiculata Edwards, 1913 are attracted to sound, feed on amphibians, and are infected with multiple viruses. Parasit Vectors. 2018; 11(1):456  14

Serological surveillance for Tahyna virus (California encephalitis orthobunyavirus, Peribunyaviridae) neutralizing antibodies in wild ungulates in Austria, Hungary and Romania. Zoonoses Public Health. 2018; 65(4):459-463 15

Integrated analysis of human-animal-vector surveillance: West Nile virus infections in Austria, 2015-2016. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018; 7(1):25  16


Scientific Highlights


Usutu Virus:

West Nile Virus:

Influenza virus:



Equine Rhinitis Virus: