New settlements of Aedes aegypti raising concerns for continental EU
Recent findings on new settlements of Aedes aegypti, the main vector species of dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever, call for strengthening surveillance and vector control activities preparedness for mosquito-borne diseases.
Current status of invasive mosquitoes in Europe
Invasive mosquitoes are a topical subject. Following the chikungunya outbreak in the Indian Ocean (2005-2007) and in Italy (2007), in which the invasive Aedes albopictus was recognized as vector, ECDC has disseminated recommendations and European countries have developed risk assessment and management plans for invasive mosquitoes and related mosquito-borne diseases.