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
The annual meeting of VectorNet, the European Network for collecting data on vectors, gathered 70 experts in medical and veterinarian entomology and public and animal health from Europe and countries around the Mediterranean Basin.
Second meeting of the Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases (EVD) Network
April 2015, ECDC organised the second EVD network meeting, with the participation of the EVD Network, the network coordination committee.
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.
Annual meeting of the European Network for Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases (ENIVD)
The annual general meeting of the microbiology network ‘European Network for Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases’ (ENIVD), funded by ECDC, brought together more than 55 participants from 24 EU/EEA countries to discuss the collaborative activities with the ECDC
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.
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.