Preventing vector-borne diseases in Europe: VectorNet issues the first protocols for vector sampling
Vector sampling protocols outlining the recommended methods for collecting vectors have been issued today by ECDC and EFSA, to support entomologists and public-health professionals in Europe. It is a first attempt to summarise best-practices in terms of methods and strategies for sampling mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks.
New settlements of Aedes aegypti raising concerns for continental EU
Recent findings on new settlements of Aedes aegypti, the main vector species of dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever, call for strengthening surveillance and vector control activities preparedness for mosquito-borne diseases.
Updated maps of mosquitoes, ticks and sand flies in Europe
Maps of exotic mosquitoes, sand flies and ticks, all vectors of infectious diseases, have been updated and are now available. The maps show the current known distribution of the vector species at ‘regional’ administrative level (NUTS3) as of October 2015.
Vector maps: New information on ticks in Europe. Invasive mosquitoes in new areas in southern Europe
New information on the geographical distribution of ticks and invasive mosquitoes in Europe is made available through the latest vector maps. The maps, which are updated quarterly, show the latest data on the geographical distribution of tick, phlebotomines and exotic mosquito species in Europe, as of July 2015.
First Annual General Meeting of VectorNet
The First Annual meeting of the new joint ECDC-EFSA project ‘VectorNet’, the European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents, was held on 27-29 January 2015 in Parma.
Latest vector maps with new data about areas with mosquito presence in Europe
Newly updated vector maps show the latest data on the geographical distribution of tick, phlebotomines and exotic mosquito species in Europe, as of October 2014.
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.