Field sampling methods for mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks
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).
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.
Review of status and public health importance of invasive mosquitoes in EuropeArchived
Invasive mosquito species in Europe present a potential public health threat and their surveillance and control are essential, concludes an article published this week in the journal ‘Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases’, funded and co-authored by ECDC.
Ecology of West Nile virus across four European countries: Empirical modelling of the Culex pipiens abundance dynamics as a function of weather
Groen, T.A., L'Ambert, G., Bellini, R., Chaskopoulou, A., Petric, D., Zgomba, M., Marrama, L., Bicout, D.J.
The European medical corps: First public health team mission and future perspectives
Haussig, J.M., Severi, E., Baum, J.H., Vanlerberghe, V., Laiseca, A., Defrance, L., Brailescu, C., Coulombier, D., Jansa, J.