Tick-borne diseases

News

European Commission updates communicable disease surveillance list: Lyme neuroborreliosis now under EU/EEA surveillance

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Publication

Tick-borne encephalitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Field sampling methods for mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks

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Preventing vector-borne diseases in Europe: VectorNet issues the first protocols for vector sampling

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Publication

Tick-borne encephalitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Field sampling methods for mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks

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Tick-borne encephalitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

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Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

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News

European Commission updates communicable disease surveillance list: Lyme neuroborreliosis now under EU/EEA surveillance

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Preventing vector-borne diseases in Europe: VectorNet issues the first protocols for vector sampling

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New rapid risk assessment on Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Spain

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​Latest ECDC vector maps show new information on the presence of Aedes mosquitoes and ticks in Europe

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Apr 2014

Event

World Health Day - Vector-borne diseases

7 Apr 2014
Nov 2011

Event

Second expert consultation on Tick-borne diseases with emphasis on Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitisArchived

22 Nov 2011 - 23 Nov 2011
Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 2011

Event

Annual general meeting of VBORNETArchived

18 Apr 2011 - 20 Apr 2011
Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 2010

Event

Expert consultation on Tick-borne diseases with emphasis on Lyme borreliosis and Tick-borne encephalitisArchived

23 Nov 2010 - 24 Nov 2010
Stockholm, Sweden

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Surveillance systems overview for 2015

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Table. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, surveillance systems overview, 2014

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Table 1. Confirmed TBE cases: number and rate per 100 000 population, EU/EEA, 2010–2014

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Tick-borne diseases

Disease / public health area

Alkhurma haemorrhagic fever

Alkhurma haemorrhagic fever is a viral haemorrhagic disease reported mainly in Saudi Arabia. Transmission is through tick bites and contact with infected blood.

Disease / public health area

Babesiosis

Babesiosis is an illness caused by a parasite, which infects and destroys the red blood cells. The disease is transmitted mainly by ticks, vector in Europe is mainly Ixodes ricinus.

Disease / public health area

Borreliosis

Borreliosis/Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks. Most cases can be treated with antibiotics. No vaccine is available.

Disease / public health area

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is an emerging pathogen in Europe. Outbreaks have a case fatality rate between 5% and 40%. There is no validated therapy and no safe vaccine.

Disease / public health area

Human granulocytic anaplasmosis

Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a tick-borne infection caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum, a small bacterium infecting typically neutrophils transmitted by Ixodes ticks.

Disease / public health area

Rickettsiosis

Rickettsiosis/rickettsioses are a group of diseases generally caused by species of Rickettsia. Most of the Rickettsioses are transmitted by ticks.

Disease / public health area

Tick-borne encephalitis

Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infectious disease that attacks the central nervous system and can result in long-term neurological symptoms, and even death.

Disease / public health area

Tick-borne relapsing fever

Tick-borne relapsing fever is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected soft ticks. The disease is characterised by relapsing or recurring episodes of fever, often accompanied by headache, muscle and joint aches and nausea.

Related diseases

Disease / public health area

Mosquito-borne diseases

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Sandfly-borne diseases

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Louse-borne diseases

Disease programmes and networks

Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases Programme

European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents (VectorNet)

Eurosurveillance

16 March 2017 - Increasing evidence of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus transmission, the Netherlands, June 2016
29 September 2016 - Author's reply: The first tick-borne encephalitis case in the Netherlands: reflections and a note of caution