West Nile Virus Circulation in Mosquitoes in Greece (2010-2013)
Patsoula, E., Vakali, A., Balatsos, G., Pervanidou, D., Beleri, S., Tegos, N., Baka, A., Spanakos, G., Georgakopoulou, T., Tserkezou, P., Van Bortel, W., Zeller, H., Menounos, P., Kremastinou, J., Hadjichristodoulou, C.
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.
Distribution of Leishmania major zymodemes in relation to populations of Phlebotomus papatasi sand fliesArchived
Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) (Diptera: Psychodidae) is the main vector of Leishmania major Yakimoff & Schokhor (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), the causative agent of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Old World.
Multilocus molecular and phylogenetic analysis of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from southern ItalyArchived
This study reports a combined analysis of mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA target regions of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Mediterranean region.
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.
ECDC launches maps on the distribution of tick species in EuropeArchived
ECDC, through the VBORNET network, publishes regularly on its website maps on exotic mosquitoes and on phlebetomines - to provide the ECDC stakeholders and the general public with the most updated information on vector distribution. The maps are updated and improved quarterly.
Guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe
ECDC has produced these guidelines which aim to support the implementation of tailored surveillance for invasive mosquito species of public health relevance.
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.