Usutu Virus Africa 3 Lineage, Luxembourg, 2020

Chantal J Snoeck*, Aurélie Sausy, Serge Losch, Félix Wildschutz, Manon Bourg, Judith M Hübschen

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We detected Usutu virus in a dead Eurasian blackbird (Turdus merula) in Luxembourg in September 2020. The strain clustered within the Africa 3.1 lineage identified in Western Europe since 2016. Our results suggest maintenance of the virus in Europe despite little reporting during 2019-2020, rather than a new introduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1079
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022


  • blackbird
  • Luxembourg
  • phylogeny
  • Usutu virus
  • viruses
  • zoonoses


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