Second meeting of the Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases (EVD) Network
April 2015, ECDC organised the second EVD network meeting, with the participation of the EVD Network, the network coordination committee.
During the meeting the participants discuss major activities in 2014 and 2015 related to the prevention and control of emerging and vector-borne diseases, as well as how to further develop the network and to refine the network road map. Working groups were held on specific topics, such as Lyme borreliosis diagnosis, epidemiology and surveillance objectives, dengue/chikungunya and hantavirus surveillance, and training needs.
The overall aim of the EVD Network meetings is to ensure exchange of information and create a discussion forum for the ECDC EVD Disease Programme and the EVD network – the National Focal Points (NFPs) from EU/EEA Member States nominated to interact specifically on emerging and vector-borne diseases. The expert forum should provide a clear work and communication process for the EVD network and external associated networks as well as inform and provide feedback on the EVD programme activities.
VectorNet Annual Meeting 2016
16 Feb 2016 to 17 Feb 2016 - The annual meeting of VectorNet, the European Network for collecting data on vectors, gathered 70 experts in medical and veterinarian entomology and public and animal health from Europe and countries around the Mediterranean Basin.
ECDC Regional meeting on West Nile fever real time surveillance and exchange of good practices on vector-borne diseases
2 Dec 2015 to 3 Dec 2015 - This was the first regional meeting on West Nile fever real time surveillance and good practices on vector-borne diseases. The overall objective was to support the exchange of experience between EU and non-EU neighbouring countries on the surveillance of West Nile fever and the lessons learnt since 2011.
First Annual General Meeting of VectorNet
27 Jan 2015 to 29 Jan 2015 - 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.