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.
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
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Advancing biological hazards risk assessment
Messens, W., Hugas, M., Afonso, A., Aguilera, J., Berendonk, T.U., Carattoli, A., Dhollander, S., Gerner-Smidt, P., Kriz, N., Liebana, E., Medlock, J., Robinson, T., Stella, P., Waltner-Toews, D., Catchpole, M.
West nile and usutu virus infections and challenges to blood safety in the European Union
Domanović, D., Gossner, C.M., Lieshout-Krikke, R., Mayr, W., Baroti-Toth, K., Dobrota, A.M., Escoval, M.A., Henseler, O., Jungbauer, C., Liumbruno, G., Oyonarte, S., Politis, C., Sandid, I., Vidović, M.S., Young, J.J., Ushiro-Lumb, I., Nowotny, N.
Natural disasters and infectious disease in Europe: a literature review to identify cascading risk pathways.
Suk, J.E., Vaughan, E.C., Cook, R.G., Semenza, J.C.
Health crisis in Venezuela: Status of communicable diseases and implications for the European union and European economic area, may 2019
Espinosa, L., Mirinaviciute, G.
Early start of the west nile fever transmission season 2018 in Europe
Haussig, J.M., Young, J.J., Gossner, C.M., Mezei, E., Bella, A., Sirbu, A., Pervanidou, D., Drakulovic, M.B., Sudre, B.