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Guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe

28 Aug 2012
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ECDC has produced these guidelines which aim to support the implementation of tailored surveillance for invasive mosquito species of public health relevance. This guideline document provides accurate information and technical support for focused data collection in the field, gives cost estimates, and suggests adaptations according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. It also contributes to the harmonisation of surveillance methods and information records at EU level so that data from different countries/areas can be compared over time. It intends to provide support to professionals involved in implementing IMS surveillance or control, to decision- and policy-makers and stakeholders in public health, but also to non-experts in mosquito surveillance and control. The suggested methods may be applicable in the whole geographic area of Europe (thus in all EU Member States and EEA/EFTA countries, including EU Outermost Regions (ORs), but not Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

This guideline document describes all procedures to be applied to the surveillance of IMS.

Table of content



Surveillance of invasive mosquitoes: the decision-making process


Operational process: The surveillance of invasive mosquitoes


Cost and evaluation of the defined surveillance programme



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