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.
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).
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.
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
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.