Organisation of vector surveillance and control in Europe
This report aims to provide an overview of how vector surveillance and control is organised in EU/EEA countries, EU enlargement policy countries, European Neighbourhood Policy partner countries and the UK, of which legal frameworks for vector surveillance and control are in place, of who is responsible for making decisions about and who is responsible for implementing the vector surveillance and control.
Reverse identification key for mosquito species
This key provides the non-specialist with reference material to help recognise an invasive mosquito species and gives details on the morphology to help with verification.
Vector control practices and strategies against West Nile virus
This report aims to identify and evaluate the operational challenges each country is facing in implementing vector control and to prioritise the needs to be addressed in order to facilitate national public health authorities in developing and/or enhancing their national WNV response capacities.
Risks related to chikungunya infections among European Union travelers, 2012-2018
Gossner, C.M., Fournet, N., Dias, J.G., Martínez, B.F., Del Manso, M., Young, J.J., Zeller, H., Coulombier, D.
Enhancing Preparedness for Arbovirus Infections with a One Health Approach: The Development and Implementation of Multisectoral Risk Assessment Exercises
Dente, M.G., Riccardo, F., Van Bortel, W., Marrama, L., Mollet, T., Derrough, T., Sudre, B., Calistri, P., Nacca, G., Ranghiasci, A., Escadafal, C., Gaayeb, L., Guillot, A., Jiménez-Clavero, M.A., Manuguerra, J.-C., Mikaty, G., Picard, M., Fernández-Pinero, J., Pérez-Ramírez, E., Robert, V., Victoir, K., Declich, S.
Advancing global health through environmental and public health tracking
Lauriola, P., Crabbe, H., Behbod, B., Yip, F., Medina, S., Semenza, J.C., Vardoulakis, S., Kass, D., Zeka, A., Khonelidze, I., Ashworth, M., de Hoogh, K., Shi, X., Staatsen, B., Knudsen, L.E., Fletcher, T., Houthuijs, D., Leonardi, G.S.
Rapid risk assessment - Sexual transmission of dengue in Spain
Spanish authorities have reported the likely sexual transmission of dengue between two men. One of the men travelled to Cuba and the Dominican Republic (both countries where dengue is endemic) and returned to Spain on 4 September 2019.
A spatial modelling method for vector surveillance
One important aspect of preparedness for vector borne diseases is the surveillance of the introduction, establishment and spread of the main disease vectors. This document describes a methodology to estimate the vector distribution status for those NUTS3 units for which observations are not yet available. These estimates are produced with spatial modelling techniques, using the currently available distributions to calibrate the modelling process.
Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Mass gathering
- Meningococcal disease
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- Saudi Arabia
- Travellers' health
- Vaccine preventable diseases
- Vector-borne disease
Reviewing estimates of the basic reproduction number for dengue, Zika and chikungunya across global climate zones
Liu Y., Lillepold K., Semenza J.C., Tozan Y., Quam M.B.M., Rocklöv J.