A systematic literature review on the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis
Lyme borreliosis is caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi species complex, which are transmitted by several species of Ixodid ticks. In Europe, at least five genospecies of the Borrelia burgdorferi complex can cause disease, leading to a wide variety of clinical manifestations.This report provides an overview of the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for different target conditions of Lyme borreliosis.
Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
2 Jul 2019 - In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.
Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in the Netherlands
23 Aug 2018 - The present report is concerned with the emerging infection of tick-borne encephalitis in the Netherlands — the two first endemic cases occurring in July 2016 — in the larger context of a widespread and increasing incidence of lyme borreliosis.
Field sampling methods for mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks
28 Jun 2018 - This report of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was produced by the VectorNet project (European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors transmitting human and animal disease agents).