Useful Links and Tools
Photo Credit: M. Jacquet (IRD)
Follow the links below for documents and links on the following topics:
WHO Disease factsheets
OIE Animal Disease Information
Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories - CDC
Guidelines for the surveillance of native mosquitoes in Europe (PDF, 14.7Mo) - ECDC, 2014
Guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe (PDF, 6 Mo) - ECDC, 2012
The impact of a decade (2004-2015) of research on vector-borne diseases - EDENext, 2015
Vector surveillance and control at ports, airports, and ground crossings - WHO, 2016
Monitoring and managing insecticide resistance in Aedes mosquito populations, Interim guidance for entomologists - WHO, 2016
West Nile virus risk assessment tool (PDF, 611 Ko) - Stockholm: ECDC, 2013
Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control (PDF, 1.7 Mo) - Epidemic/Epizootic West Nile Virus in the United States, 2013
Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control (PDF, 1.5 Mo) - WHO, 2009
Preparedness and Response for Chikungunya Virus: Introduction in the Americas - PAHO, 2011
Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley fever project mapping (Vmerge project)
> Access to database (.xls)
Rift Valley Fever Aetiology Epidemiology Diagnosis Prevention and Control References - OIE, 2009
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Laboratory Testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: Interim recommendations (revised) (PDF 291kb) - WHO, 2014
Revised testing algorithms, assay protocols and reagent availability - Institut für Virologie, Bonn, Germany
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus:transmission, virology and therapeutic targetingto aid in outbreak control - Review, August 2015, Experimental and molecular Medicine, Nature Group
Crimean congo Haemorhagic Fever (CCHFV)
Tick-Borne diseases in Europe: an Infographic (PDF)
CCHF Rapid risk assessment - ECDC, September 2016
Zika Virus (ZIKV)
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease: Special Issue: Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya
ECDC page on Zika (News, Risk Assessment, infographics, mosquito maps, etc)
CDC page on Zika (Symptoms, diagnostics, etc)
Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit: http://wrbu.si.edu/
A reference for mosquito resources with a lot of tools: catalog, literature, map, vector ID, etc.
Mosquito Taxonomic Inventory: http://mosquito-taxonomic-inventory.info
Taxonomy and systematics resources on Culicidae
Collection Arim (Arthropodes d’intérêt médical): https://arim.ird.fr
Arthropod collection of medical importance with more than 3000 species of various groups and nuisance vectors
Dengue / Aedes
A Review of Entomological Sampling Methods and Indicators for Dengue Vectors (PDF, 1.3 Mo) – WHO, 2003
Mosquitoes Factsheet (ECDC)
Entomology and ecology (CDC)
West Nile Virus / Culex
Information on West Nile Virus: WNV disease / West Nile Virus / Mosquitoes / Mosquito Habitats / Insecticides:
Interactive identification key
Bases d’identification et de connaissances sur les arthropodes d’intérêt médical (french)
Keys to the medically important mosquito species
Management tool for collection
Focused on invertebrate vectors of human pathogens working with the sequencing centers and the research community to curate vector genomes
Much of the information is pictorial rather than text-based. Here are some links to image galleries (public domain or creative commons) that you can use for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages.
VectorBase Image gallery
This gallery includes flies, mosquitoes and ticks images. Many of them can be found in the PHIL library and are in the public domain
A collection of still images, image sets, and multimedia files related to public health.
Iowa State Entomology Image Gallery
This gallery includes flies, mosquitoes and ticks images
A database of freely usable media files
Map / Data
Vector Distribution Map
European network of medical entomologists and public health experts
Vector Questionnaire Tool
The vector questionnaire tool is an online tool, developed by VBORNET project, where experts can register and submit data on vector distribution and surveillance
VectorMap provides disease maps, and mapped collection data and distribution models for arthropod disease vector species
E3 Geoportal promotes geospatial infectious disease modelling in Europe.
Resources such as analytical tools, published risk maps and reports, software applications are available.
AFPMB Literature Retrieval System
The Literature Retrieval System (LRS) is an online collection of scientific papers comprising over 130,000 documents in searchable PDF format, drawn from books, journals, reprints, reports, and other sources.
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Encyclopedia of Insects (AP, 2003) [pdf, 51.7 Mb]
Editors VINCENT H. RESH University of California, Berkeley RING T. CARDÉ University of California
A number of well established networks have activities related to the MediLabSecure initiative. We invite you to visit their websites.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
A short presentation of selected Networks was given by our Work Package Leaders during our Heads of Labs meeting and can be downloaded in the private area.
European Network for Arthropod Vector Surveillance for Human Public Health : Network of experts (medical entomologists and public health) for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors transmitting human and animal disease agentsImplementation of a sharing platform, click here to visit.
Contact in MediLabSecure: Vincent Robert
European Network for Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases. Activities include epidemic intelligence, preparedness, support & training.The network is presently organised by M. Niedrig and his team from the Robert Koch-Institut in Berlin.
Enhancing health security in the Mediterranean basin by supporting capacity building for prevention and control of natural or man-made health threats posed by communicable diseases through a sustainable training programme in intervention epidemiology.
Contact : Concha Martin de Pando, MediPIET- Liaison Officer.
European Centre for Disease prevention and Control
LOVCEN - Montenegro
Surveillance of invasive and native mosquito vectors and pathogens they transmit in Montenegro. Their partner networks can be found here.
Contact in MediLabSecure: Igor Pajovic
EDENext & EDENext Data
Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe
Emerging viral vector-borne diseases
European Network for Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Infections
Southeast European Center For Surveillance And Control Of Infectious Diseases
European research infrastructure on highly pathogenic agents
Multidisciplinary consortium, bringing together human medicine and veterinary medicine
Comprehensive medical entomology online course material (French)
Online collaborative tool for sharing knowledge and experience in field epidemiology