Kick-off meeting: VectorNet Project
The objective of this meeting was to kick-off the project "VectorNet: A European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents" and establish clear arrangements between all project partners.
A joint ECDC-EFSA project “VectorNet: A European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents” supports the collection of data on vectors and pathogens in vectors, related to both animal and human health, in line with the EU “One Health” initiative. The project contributes to a timely and appropriate response for vector-borne diseases in the EU.
ECDC and EFSA have created a common database on the presence and distribution of vectors and pathogens in vectors in Europe and the Mediterranean through developing a network of experts and organisations from the medical and veterinary domains. The project aims to extend the network of medical entomologists and public health professionals, already established during the VBORNET project, and include veterinary entomologists and veterinarians.
To support the VectorNet project, an extended consortium of top experts in medical and animal entomology and public and animal health was established.
Read EFSA news story: EFSA and ECDC join forces to fight vector-borne diseases
Annual network meeting: Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases
13 Apr 2016 to 14 Apr 2016 - On 13 and 14 April 2016, the Third Annual Meeting of the Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases (EVD) Network will gather in Stockholm nominated EVD National Focal Points from the EU/EEA Member States and representatives of the EU enlargement countries.
Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures
20 Apr 2016 to 21 Apr 2016 - On 20-21 April 2016 ECDC is organising a meeting on ‘Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures for strengthening regional cooperation regarding Zika virus and its possible spread in the EU’.
VectorNet Annual Meeting 2016
16 Feb 2016 to 17 Feb 2016 - The annual meeting of VectorNet, the European Network for collecting data on vectors, gathered 70 experts in medical and veterinarian entomology and public and animal health from Europe and countries around the Mediterranean Basin.