ECDC vector maps: New data about areas with mosquito and tick presence in Europe
New data on the geographical distribution of tick and exotic mosquito species in Europe is available in the latest ECDC vector maps, published today.
World Health Day 2014: focusing on vector-borne diseases in Europe
2014, the focus of World Health day was on vector-borne diseases. World Health Day is a worldwide initiative celebrated every year on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.
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.
ECDC Regional meeting on West Nile fever real time surveillance and exchange of good practices on vector-borne diseases
This was the first regional meeting on West Nile fever real time surveillance and good practices on vector-borne diseases. The overall objective was to support the exchange of experience between EU and non-EU neighbouring countries on the surveillance of West Nile fever and the lessons learnt since 2011.
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.
17th European Society for Vector Ecology Conference 2010Archived
The Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE) serves the interests of public health vector ecologists and aims to promote the exchange of research and pertinent information in the area of vector ecology and vector-borne diseases in its broader sense.
Annual general meeting of VBORNETArchived
The European network for arthropod vector surveillance for human public health (VBORNET), funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, holds its second annual general meeting at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, on 18-20 April 2011
Expert consultation on guidelines for surveillance of invasive mosquitoArchived
EDCC launched a tender to produce guidelines to assist Member States to implement invasive mosquito vector surveillance and improve coverage and harmonization of data collection within the EU.
Joint annual meeting of ECDC-funded networks: ENIVD and VBORNETArchived
On 7-11 May 2012, in Riga, the annual general meeting of two ECDC-funded networks took place: VBORNET (the European Network for Arthropod Vector Surveillance for Human Public Health funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and ENIVD-CLNR (the European Network of laboratories for outbreak assistance and support).