European network for arthropod vector surveillance for human public health
|Project type:||Long term R&D|
|Time frame:||2009 - 2013|
|Geographic keyword: Europe|
|General keyword: Vector-borne diseases | Arthropod Vectors of disease | Expert network | Vector distribution maps|
|Specific keyword: Mosquitoes | Ticks | Phlebotomines|
Avia-GIS is coordinating a VBORNET, a network of medical entomologists and public health experts, funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden) and aimed at supporting ECDC activities in terms of arthropod vector surveillance within the European Union.
The network addresses the vector surveillance activities for arthropods of importance to the following priority diseases in the European Union:
- Mosquito borne diseases: chikungunya, dengue, West Nile
- Tick borne diseases: tick borne encephalitis, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Lyme disease, tularemia, rickettsiosis
- Phlebotomine borne diseases: Leishmaniasis, sandfly fevers
- Other vector-borne diseases transmitted by fleas and lice
The objective of VBORNET is to establish a European Network of entomological and public health specialists in order to assist ECDC in its preparedness activities on vector borne diseases:
The members of the VBORNET are representative of the wide range of vector-borne disease related research and public health activities currently ongoing in Europe. The main tasks are to set the basis for European administrative unit distribution maps of the major arthropod vectors of diseases and to establish an inventory of vector borne diseases and related public health activities (and expertise) in Europe.
Subscription to the network is on a voluntary basis.
See also: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legend to the figures:
Figure 1: VBORNET AGM 2011 participants
Figure 2: Example of mosquito distribution map - Aedes albopictus
Figure 3: Example of mosquito surveillance map