ECDC vector maps: New data about areas with mosquito and tick presence in Europe

News

​New data on the geographical distribution of tick and exotic mosquito species in Europe is available in the latest ECDC vector maps, published today.

​New data on the geographical distribution of tick and exotic mosquito species in Europe is available in the latest ECDC vector maps, published today.  
The maps show new information about areas with exotic mosquitoes in some European countries. In Belgium, France, Greece, and Spain there are new areas where Aedes albopictus is present and in Germany - more areas indicated with Aedes japonicus spreading. The tick maps, about the species Dermacentor reticulatus and Hyalomma marginatum, have also been updated.
 
The ECDC maps on vector distribution in Europe present the current known distribution of exotic mosquitoes, sandlfies and ticks at ‘regional’ administrative level (NUTS3) as of October 2013. They are the outcome of the collaborative work of VBORNET and are based on collecting existing data by the network members.  The VBORNET network is therefore looking for vector-borne disease experts who are interested in data sharing and networking (experts can contact VBORNET at vbornet@ecdc.europa.eu).