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.
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.
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
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.
Estimating past, present, and future trends in the global distribution and abundance of the arbovirus vector Aedes aegypti under climate change scenarios
Liu-Helmersson, J., Brännström, Å., Sewe, M.O., Semenza, J.C., Rocklöv, J.
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.
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).