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.
VectorNet Annual Meeting 2016
n annual meeting of VectorNet, the European Network for collecting data on vectors, will gather on 16-17 February in Antwerpen 70 experts in medical and veterinarian entomology and public and animal health from Europe and countries around the Mediterranean Basin.
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, will be held on 27-29 January 2015 in Parma.
Recent floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia: What are the communicable disease risks?
Kick-off meeting: VectorNet Project
A new joint ECDC-EFSA project 'VectorNet' will support 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.