Mosquito-borne diseases

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 February 2019, Week 7

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News

Health risks during the Carnival season in Brazil

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Communicable disease threats report, 27 January-2 February 2019, Week 5

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Data

Yellow fever distribution and areas of risk in Brazil

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 February 2019, Week 7

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 27 January-2 February 2019, Week 5

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Publication

Communicable Disease Threats Report, 20-26 January 2019, week 4

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 30 December-5 January 2019, week 1

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News

Health risks during the Carnival season in Brazil

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News

Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2018

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News

Epidemiological update: West Nile fever in Europe - Number of infections so far exceeds the total number in the previous five years

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News

New map shows the presence of Anopheles maculipennis s.l. mosquitoes in Europe

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Mar 2018

Event

Expert consultation meeting on West Nile virus maps

15 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
Vienna, Austria
Jul 2016

Event

​ECDC expert visit to Malta: conclusions and recommendations

3 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2016
Malta
Apr 2016

Event

Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures

20 Apr 2016 - 21 Apr 2016
Paris, France
Feb 2016

Event

ECDC Acting Director’s Exchange of Views on 2015 activities before the ENVI Committee

23 Feb 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Data

Yellow fever distribution and areas of risk in Brazil

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West Nile virus outbreaks among equids in the European Union, 2018 transmission season

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West Nile fever in Europe in 2018 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 13 December

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West Nile fever in Europe in 2018 - equine cases; updated 13 December 2018

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Mosquito-borne diseases

Disease / public health area

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes to humans. The word ‘chikungunya’ means 'that which bends up', an allusion to the posture of the suffering patients. The most common symptom is joint pain.

Disease / public health area

Dengue fever

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions. It is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Most of the clinical cases present a febrile illness, severe forms include hemorrhagic fevers and shock with fatalities.

Disease / public health area

Japanese encephalitis

The Japanese encephalitis virus is present in Asia, from Japan to India and Pakistan, and outbreaks are erratic and spatially and temporally limited phenomena, occurring quite unpredictably, even if all conditions appear to be present in a definite place. It is a leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia, with 30-50,000 cases reported annually. Most human infections are asymptomatic. On average, one person in 200 infected develops a severe neuroinvasive illness. The case fatality rate in patients with severe disease is 20- 30% 

Disease / public health area

Malaria

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. During the 20th century, malaria was eradicated from many temperate areas, including the whole of the EU, and is now limited to tropical countries. Due to the large number of imported cases in Europe, malaria is mainly a travel medicine issue.

Disease / public health area

Rift Valley fever

Rift Valley fever is an acute viral febrile haemorrhagic disease that affects primarily ruminants in Africa and in the Arabian Peninsula: cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and camels. Humans may become infected by mosquito bites and through direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.

Disease / public health area

Sindbis fever

Sindbis virus is widely and continuously found in insects, such as Culex mosquitoes, in Eurasia, Africa, and Oceania. However, clinical infection in humans has almost exclusively been reported in northern Europe where it is endemic and where large outbreaks occur intermittently.

Disease / public health area

West Nile fever

Most human infections are asymptomatic and the majority of clinical cases are mild and present with flu-like symptoms. In more severe cases there may be signs of encephalitis, meningo-encephalitis or meningitis.

Disease / public health area

Yellow fever

Yellow fever (YF) cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, from mild to fatal. In severe cases there may be spontaneous haemorrhage. Mortality of these clinical cases can be as high as 80%, on a par with Ebola, Marburg and other haemorrhagic viral infections.

Disease / public health area

Zika virus infection

Zika virus disease is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Zika virus. Most infections are either asymptomatic or cause a mild illness. However, there is now a strong consensus in the scientific community about the link between Zika infection and congenital malformations, as well as developing Guillain–Barré (GBS) syndrome.

Related diseases

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Tick-borne diseases

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Sandfly-borne diseases

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Louse-borne diseases

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Disease vectors

Disease programmes and networks

Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases Programme

European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents (VectorNet)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Editorial to the thematic issue climate change and microbiology

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Genetic spatiotemporal anatomy of plasmodium vivax malaria episodes in Greece, 2009–2013

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Increased risk of yellow fever infections among unvaccinated European travellers due to ongoing outbreak in Brazil, july 2017 to March 2018

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Need for additional capacity and improved capability for molecular detection of yellow fever virus in European Expert Laboratories: External Quality Assessment, March 2018

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Early start of the west nile fever transmission season 2018 in Europe

2018