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Mosquito guidelines

 

 GUIDANCES: SURVEILLANCE OF MOSQUITOES IN EUROPE

 
 

 WEB GUIDELINES: SURVEILLANCE OF INVASIVE MOSQUITOES IN EUROPE

 
 

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 Creating the guidelines

 

About the Guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe 
 

Background


The recent notifications of autochthonous cases of dengue and chikungunya prove that Europe is vulnerable for these diseases in areas where the vector (Aedes albopictus) is present. Strengthening surveillance of exotic mosquito species such as Aedes albopictus, Aedes aegypti, Aedes atropalpus, Aedes japonicus, Aedes koreicus and Aedes triseriatus is therefore required.
 

Mosquito guidelines


In 2012, ECDC produced guidelines with the aim to assist Member States to:
  • Implement vector surveillance of invasive mosquitoes;
  • Improve coverage and harmonization of data collection within the EU.
 
The guidelines should provide evidence-based guidance and technical support for health policy makers and professionals involved in implementing invasive mosquito monitoring in EU Member States and EEA/EFTA countries.
 

Target audiences


The target audiences of the guidelines include:
 
  • - public health decision and policy makers
  • - professionals, involved in implementing invasive mosquito vectors surveillance or control
  • - non specialists of mosquito surveillance
 

Process of development

 
 
June 2011 ECDC launched a tender to produce the guidelines.
The AGREE II instrument for development of clinical guidelines was used, after slight adaptation of the criteria to the specific topic.
November 2011 The draft document was delivered by the contractor.
8-9 December 2011 ECDC has organised in Stockholm an ad-hoc reviewing expert meeting - to review, improve and agree on the document. Entomologist, public health experts and end users from most of the EU countries took part in the meeting.
Meeting report 'Expert consultation on guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes'
August 2012
The guidelines were published on ECDC website.
Guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe
July 2012 Pilot study started in Belgium to test the guidelines in the field.
November 2012 Meeting of national representatives to review the guidelines and presentation of initial results from the Belgian pilot study
 
 
 

 DISEASES: INVASIVE MOSQUITOES

 
 

 DISEASES: NATIVE MOSQUITOES

 
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