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Table 3 Lengths and dates of the seasonally vector-free periods for Austria and neighbouring countries [38]

From: Outdoor and indoor monitoring of livestock-associated Culicoides spp. to assess vector-free periods and disease risks

  2008/2009 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Vector-free period estimated for Austria
indoor na-05.03. 60 04.02.–04.04. 149 20.11.-17.04.   
outdoor na-04.04. 113 17.12.–08.04. 143 18.11.-09.04. 180 29.10.–25.04. 162 11.11.–21.04.
\(\mathcal {R}_{0}\) na-11.04. 204 08.10.–29.04. 167 06.11.-20.04. 204 06.10.–26.04 201 05.10.–23.04.
Vector-free period as officially notified to the EU
Czech Republic 135 01.12.-14.04. 140 11.12.–29.04. 152 29.11.-29.04.   
Hungary 24.12.-na 133 22.12.–03.05. -    
Italy 08.12.-na 77 14.12.–28.02. 72 19.12.-28.02. 85 19.12.–13.03. 76 15.12.–28.02.
Slovakia   138 17.12.–03.05. 144 06.12.-28.04.   
Switzerland 138 04.12.–20.04. 131 18.12.–27.04. 121 01.12.-31.03.   
  1. Units in days, not available dates are indicated with na