Expert consultation: Dengue and chikungunya preparedness in Europe: priorities and road map
On 14-15 January 2015 an ECDC consultation gathered public health experts, entomologists and epidemiologists from Europe, as well as experts from WHO, CDC and PacNet, to review the EU preparedness to dengue and chikungunya importation and onwards transmission and produce a roadmap towards improved EU preparedness.
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.
The extinction of dengue through natural vulnerability of its vectorsArchived
Aedes aegypti is a highly specialized mosquito species feeding predominantly on humans and breeding in artificial water holding containers in urban areas, and currently restricted to subtropical and tropical areas. Williams et al. focus on the reasons why Ae. aegypti once occurred in locations where the mosquito does not occur anymore in Australia, the more temperate drier parts of the country.
First two autochthonous dengue virus infections in metropolitan France, September 2010Archived
In September 2010, two cases of autochthonous dengue fever were diagnosed in metropolitan France for the first time. The cases occurred in Nice, southeast France, where the vector Aedes albopictus is established.
Surveillance, prevention and control of dengue in Madeira: lessons learnt after the 2013 ECDC mission
New report provides recommendations for surveillance, prevention and control of dengue in Madeira, following the ECDC mission to Madeira in March 2013.
World Health Day 2014: focusing on vector-borne diseases in Europe
2014, the focus of World Health day was on vector-borne diseases. World Health Day is a worldwide initiative celebrated every year on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of dengue in Madeira, Portugal, 13 February 2013
As of 3 February 2013, the Portuguese Ministry of Health has reported 2 164 cases of dengue infection from the Autonomous Region of Madeira since 3 October 2012. No deaths or cases of severe dengue have been reported. All reported cases refer to the resident population of the island.
Epidemiological update: Possible local transmission of dengue virus in Greece, 6 September 2012Archived
On 3 August 2012, a probable case of dengue infection was reported in a resident in west Greece (Agrinio). The 84 year old patient, who had severe underlying conditions and septicaemia, died on 30 August 2012.