Mgr. Petra Straková, Ph.D.

Position: grant funded researcher
Research topics: zoonotic viruses of vertebrates
Department: External research facility Valtice



Hubálek Z., Kosina M., Rudolf I., Mendel J., Straková P., Tomešek M.: Mortality of Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) due to West Nile virus lineage 2, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 18 (2018) 624-627.

Rudolf I., Blažejová H., Straková P., Šebesta O., Peško J., Mendel J., Šikutová S., Hubálek Z., Kampen H., Schaffner F.: The invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Czech Republic: Repetitive introduction events highlight the need for extended entomological surveillance, Acta Tropica 185 (2018) 239-241.

Rudolf I., Blažejová H., Šebesta O., Mendel J., Peško J., Betášová L., Straková P., Šikutová S., Hubálek Z.: West Nile virus (linie 2) v komárech na jižní Moravě – očekávání prvních autochtonních lidských případů, Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie (2018) 44-46.

Straková P., Kubánková M., Vašíčková P., Juřicová Z., Rudolf I., Hubálek Z.: Hepatitis E virus in archived sera from wild boars (Sus scrofa), Czech Republic, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases (2018) .


Drewes S., Turni H., Rosenfeld U. M., Obiegala A., Straková P., Imholt C., Glatthaar E., Dressel K., Pfeffer M., Jacob J., Wagner-Wiening C., Ulrich R. G.: Reservoir-driven heterogeneous distribution of recorded human Puumala virus cases in South-West Germany, Zoonoses and Public Health 64 (2017) 381-390.

Drewes S., Straková P., Drexler J. F., Jacob J., Ulrich R. G.: Assessing the Diversity of Rodent-Borne Viruses: exploring of high-throughput sequencing and classical amplification/sequencing approaches, Advances in Virus Research 99 (2017) 61-108.

Hubálek Z., Juřicová Z., Straková P., Blažejová H., Betášová L., Rudolf I.: Serological survey for West Nile virus in wild artiodactyls, Southern Moravia (Czech Republic), Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 17 (2017) 654-657.

Rudolf I., Betášová L., Blažejová H., Venclíková K., Straková P., Šebesta O., Mendel J., Bakonyi T., Schaffner F., Nowotny N., Hubálek Z.: West Nile virus in overwintering mosquitoes, central Europe, Parasites & Vectors 10 (2017) .

Straková P., Dufková L., Širmarová J., Salát J., Bartonička T., Klempa B., Pfaff F., Höper D., Hoffmann B., Ulrich R. G., Růžek D.: Novel hantavirus identified in European bat species Nyctalus noctula, Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2017) 127-130.

Straková P., Jagdmann S., Balčiauskas L., Balčiauskien L., Drewes S., Ulrich R. G.: Puumala virus in bank voles, Lithuania, Emerging Infectious Diseases 23 (2017) 158-160.


Venclíková K., Mendel J., Betášová L., Blažejová H., Jedličková P., Straková P., Hubálek Z., Rudolf I.: Neglected tick-borne pathogens in the Czech Republic, 2011–2014, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 7 (2016) 107-112.


Kříž B., Hubálek Z., Malý M., Daniel M., Straková P., Betášová L.: Results of the screening of Tick-Borne Encephalitis virus antibodies in human sera from eight districts collected two decades apart, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 15 (2015) 489-493.

Rudolf I., Šebesta O., Straková P., Betášová L., Blažejová H., Venclíková K., Seidel B., Tóth S., Hubálek Z., Schaffner F.: Overwintering of Uranotaenia unguiculata adult females in central Europe: a possible way of persistence of the putative new lineage of West Nile virus?, Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 31 (2015) 364-365.

Rudolf I., Bakonyi T., Šebesta O., Mendel J., Peško J., Betášová L., Blažejová H., Venclíková K., Straková P., Nowotny N., Hubálek Z.: Co-circulation of Usutu virus and West Nile virus in a reed bed ecosystem, Parasites & Vectors 8 (2015) 520.

Straková P., Šikutová S., Jedličková P., Sitko J., Rudolf I., Hubálek Z.: The common coot as sentinel species for the presence of West Nile and Usutu flaviviruses in Central Europe, Research in Veterinary Science 102 (2015) 159-161.

Vrbovská V., Chalupa P., Straková P., Hubálek Z., Rudolf I.: Onemocnění člověka způsobená hantaviry – stále opomíjené zoonózy?, Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie (2015) 188-196.


Rudolf I., Bakonyi T., Šebesta O., Mendel J., Peško J., Betášová L., Blažejová H., Venclíková K., Straková P., Nowotny N., Hubálek Z.: West Nile virus lineage 2 isolated from Culex modestus mosquitoes in the Czech Republic, 2013: expansion of the European WNV endemic area to the North?, Eurosurveillance 19 (2014) .

Straková P., Kříž B., Rudolf I., Hubálek Z.: Seroprevalence study of hepatitis E virus infection in two districts of the Czech Republic, Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie (2014) 92-94.

Straková P., Rudolf I., Pavlis O., Hubálek Z.: The use of immunoenzymatic method for detection of antibodies against zoonotic diseases in Czech soldiers returning from Afghanistan, Military Medical Science Letters 83 (2014) 67-72.