Combatting vector-borne diseases in Europe: EFSA and ECDC

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Vectors are organisms such as mosquitoes, ticks, midges and sandflies which can transmit pathogens to animals or people. These pathogens may be a threat to your health at home and when travelling. Working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the European Food Safety Authority collects data on vectors and vector-borne diseases and analyses their spread in the European Union.