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.
First cases of Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) transmission through organ transplantation – ECDC risk assessment
On 7 March 2018, Germany reported four human cases of acute encephalitis or encephalopathy caused by infection with Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1). This is the first time that a possible BoDV-1 transmission through organ transplantation has been reported.
Recent floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia: What are the communicable disease risks?
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).