Photo library of ticks species
The library offers high-quality photos of ticks species (Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus) for illustration of communication materials on tick-borne diseases. The original source of the photos should be cited, please read the copyright notice.
Field sampling methods for mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks
This report of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was produced by the VectorNet project (European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors transmitting human and animal disease agents).
Preventing vector-borne diseases in Europe: VectorNet issues the first protocols for vector sampling
Vector sampling protocols outlining the recommended methods for collecting vectors have been issued today by ECDC and EFSA, to support entomologists and public-health professionals in Europe. It is a first attempt to summarise best-practices in terms of methods and strategies for sampling mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks.
Surveillance perspective on Lyme borreliosis across the European Union and European Economic Area
van den Wijngaard, C.C., Hofhuis, A., Simões, M., Rood, E., van Pelt, W., Zeller, H., Van Bortel, W.
Correlation of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu lato prevalence in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks with specific abiotic traits in the Western Palearctic
Estrada-Pena, A., Ortega, C., Sanchez, N., DeSimone, L., Sudre, B., Suk, J.E., Semenza, J.C.
Driving forces for changes in geographical distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe
Medlock, J.M., Hansford, K.M., Bormane, A., Derdakova, M., Estrada-Pena, A., George, J.C.,Golovljova, I., Jaenson, T.G.T., Jensen, J.K., Jensen, P.M., Kazimirova, M., Oteo, J.A., Papa, A., Pfister, K., Plantard, O., Rolph, S.E., Rizzoli, A., Santos-Silva, M.M., Sprong, H., Vial, L., Hendrickx, G., Zeller, H., van Bortel,W.