First Annual General Meeting of VectorNet
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.
Distribution of Leishmania major zymodemes in relation to populations of Phlebotomus papatasi sand fliesArchived
Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) (Diptera: Psychodidae) is the main vector of Leishmania major Yakimoff & Schokhor (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), the causative agent of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Old World.
Multilocus molecular and phylogenetic analysis of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from southern ItalyArchived
This study reports a combined analysis of mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA target regions of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Mediterranean region.
ECDC vector maps: New data about areas with mosquito and tick presence in Europe
New data on the geographical distribution of tick and exotic mosquito species in Europe is available in the latest ECDC vector maps, published today.
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.
Latest ECDC maps on vector distribution introducing enhanced information on spread of mosquitoes, ticks and sandflies in Europe. 2 April 2013: updated map on geographical distribution of Aedes albopictus mosquito now available
ECDC publishes today the latest maps on the geographical distribution of exotic mosquitoes, sandlfies and ticks in Europe, the new maps updated with a more detailed classification of the geographical presence of vector species.
Review of status and public health importance of invasive mosquitoes in EuropeArchived
Invasive mosquito species in Europe present a potential public health threat and their surveillance and control are essential, concludes an article published this week in the journal ‘Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases’, funded and co-authored by ECDC.