22 Aug 2013

Regional framework for surveillance and control of invasive mosquito vectors and re-emerging vector-borne diseases, 2014–2020 (WHO/EURO, August 22 2013, abstract)

[Source: World Health Organization, full PDF document: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Regional framework for surveillance and control of invasive mosquito vectors and re-emerging vector-borne diseases 2014–2020

 

ABSTRACT

The introduction and establishment of Aedes mosquito species into the WHO European Region is an emerging problem. Factors such as globalization, the increasing volume of trade and travel, continuing urbanization and environmental/climate change have contributed to this spread. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are effective vectors of potentially severe diseases such as dengue and chikungunya fever. Travellers returning from disease-endemic countries are increasingly introducing these diseases into the Region. In areas where these invasive mosquitoes have been established or re-established, there is a risk of local transmission of these diseases. An increasing number of outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya in the Region have been reported in the last five years. This regional framework was developed after extensive consultation with all stakeholders in order to improve the prevention, surveillance and control of the invasive mosquito vectors and re-emerging diseases in Member States.

Keywords: ENDEMIC DISEASES – prevention and control - EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEILLANCE - HEALTH POLICY - INSECT VECTORS - MOSQUITO CONTROL - VECTOR CONTROL AND PESTICIDES

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