The latest ECDC mosquito maps
show new information about the geographical distribution of Aedes albopictus
and Aedes aegypti
, invasive mosquitoes which can transmit diseases such as dengue and Zika, in Europe. (See mosquito infographic
Specifically, the maps include new reports about the presence of the two mosquito species in several areas:
- Aedes albopictus - updates are available for the following countries: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy and Turkey
- There are reports about Aedes aegypti in Turkey
The new mosquito maps show the current known distribution of the invasive mosquitoes in Europe at ‘regional’ administrative level as of July 2016. The maps are also presented in new, improved layout.
The data is collected by vector-borne disease experts, through VectorNet
, a joint initiative of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The project supports the collection of data on vectors related to both animal and human health. The information on the mosquito presence is gathered by external experts of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases and validated by designated experts from ECDC and EFSA. However, the data do not represent the official view or position of the countries.