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.
For the first time maps on the distribution of tick species are presented, covering four tick species: Dermacentor reticulates, Hyalomma marginatum, Ixodes persulcatus, Ixodes ricinus. Another improvement is that from now on the maps on phlebotomines are provided at a finer level of geographical detail: at the administrative level NUTS3 instead of NUTS1 level.
The vector distribution maps are the outcome of collaborative work of the VBORNET network and are based on collecting existing data by the network members. VBORNET is a network of medical entomologists and public health experts, funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
ECDC, through the VBORNET network, continues to improve the data collection for the maps: the VBORNET network is therefore looking for vector-borne disease experts who are interested in data sharing and networking (experts can contact VBORNET at email@example.com).
See and download latest maps on vector distribution (updated 16 May 2012):VBORNET maps – Tick speciesVBORNET maps - MosquitoesVBORNET maps – Phlebotomines/Sandflies
Read more:Network of medical entomologists and public health experts (VBORNET)Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases ProgrammeHyalomma marginatum health topic siteIxodes ricinus health topic siteVector-borne diseases health topic siteTick-borne diseases health topic