Latest vector maps with new data about areas with mosquito presence in Europe

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​Newly updated vector maps show the latest data on the geographical distribution of tick, phlebotomines and exotic mosquito species in Europe, as of October 2014.

​Newly updated vector maps show the latest data on the geographical distribution of tick, phlebotomines and exotic mosquito species in Europe, as of October 2014. 
New information about the presence of exotic mosquito species in Europe is available in the updated mosquito maps, specifically about the Aedes albopictus in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia and Switzerland and regarding Aedes japonicus in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovenia.
 
The maps are the outcome of the collaborative work of VectorNet – a joint initiative of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) that started in May 2014. The project supports the collection of data on vectors, related to both animal and human health. ECDC and EFSA create a common database on the presence and distribution of vectors and pathogens in vectors in Europe and the Mediterranean through developing a network of experts and organisations from the medical and veterinary domains. The project aims to extend the network of medical entomologists and public health professionals, already established during the VBORNET project, and include veterinary entomologists and veterinarians.
 
See and download latest maps on vector distribution (updated October 2014):