ECDC vector maps: New data about areas with mosquito and tick presence in Europe
New data on the geographical distribution of tick and exotic mosquito species in Europe is available in the latest ECDC vector maps, published today.
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.
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.
The importance of vector abundance and seasonality
The objective of this document is to assess the degree to which estimates of vector abundance and seasonality, for each vector group, can be used to inform assessments of epidemiological concepts.
An updated meta-analysis of the distribution and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks in Europe
Estrada-Peña, A., Cutler, S., Potkonjak, A., Vassier-Tussaut, M., Bortel, W., Zeller, H., Fernández-Ruiz, N., Mihalca, A.D.
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 maps on vector distribution in Europe: exotic mosquitoes, sandflies, ticksArchived
ECDC publishes today the latest maps on the geographical distribution of exotic mosquitoes, sandlfies and ticks in Europe, updated in September 2012.