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Diagnostic and surveillance tools

  • General
  • 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
  • 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

  • Dengue
  • Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control (PDF, 1.5 Mo) - WHO, 2009

                                A Review of Entomological Sampling Methods and Indicators for Dengue Vectors (PDF, 1.3 Mo) - WHO, 2003

  • Chikungunya
  • 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 targeting to 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)

                                Mosquito (vector) control emergency response and preparedness for Zika virus - WHO, 2016

    Entomology identification tools

  • General
  • Global vector control response 2017–2030-  WHO, 2017

    Field sampling methods for mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks. VectorNet project 2014-2018 - ECDC and EFSA, 2018

  • Entomological surveillance tools
  • 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

    Vector surveillance and control at ports, airports, and ground crossings - WHO, 2016

  • Vector control tools
  • Vector control with a focus on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes - Literature review and analysis, ECDC, 2017

    Manual on prevention of establishment and control of mosquitoes of public health importance in the WHO European Region (with special reference to invasive mosquitoes), WHO, 2018

    Efficacy-testing of traps for control of Aedes spp. Mosquito vectors, WHO, 2018

    How to design vector control efficacy trials. Guidance on phase III vector control field trial design, WHO, 2017

    Monitoring and managing insecticide resistance in Aedes mosquito populations, Interim guidance for entomologists - WHO, 2016

    Operational guide for assessing the productivity of Aedes aegypti breeding sites, NICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, 2011

    Regional framework for surveillance and control of invasive mosquito vectors and re-emerging vector-borne diseases, 2014–2020, WHO Europe, 2013

  • Integrated vector management:
  • Handbook for integrated vector management, WHO, 2012

    Guidance on policy-making for integrated vector management, WHO, 2012

    Monitoring and evaluation indicators for integrated vector management, WHO, 2012

    Core structure for training curricula on integrated vector management, WHO, 2012

    Integrated vector management : strategic framework for the Eastern Mediterranean Region 2016–2020, WHO, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, 2017‎

    A toolkit for integrated vector management in sub-Saharan Africa, WHO, 2016

    Decision-making for the judicious use of insecticides, WHO, 2004

  •  Taxonomy
  • Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit - A reference for mosquito resources with a lot of tools: catalog, literature, map, vector ID, etc.

    Mosquito Taxonomic Inventory - Taxonomy and systematics resources on Culicidae

    Collection Arim (Arthropodes d’intérêt médical) - Arthropod collection of medical importance with more than 3000 species of various groups and nuisance vectors

  • Vector-ID resources
  • MosKeyTool (Mosquitoes of the Euro-Mediterranean area) - Identification tool for 128 species of Culicidae (larval and adult stages) in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Black Sea and Middle East. A single common basis for genus and species identification.

    Interactive identification key (in French) Bases d’identification et de connaissances sur les arthropodes d’intérêt médical

    Keys to the medically important mosquito species

    GeCol - Management tool for collection

    VectorBase - Focused on invertebrate vectors of human pathogens working with the sequencing centers and the research community to curate vector genomes

  • Image gallery
  • 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

    PHIL - 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

    Wikipedia Commons - A database of freely usable media files

  • Map / Data
  • Surveillance and disease data for disease vectors in Europe

    VecMap - Service for mosquito mapping and control

    E3 Geoportal - E3 Geoportal promotes geospatial infectious disease modelling in Europe. Resources such as analytical tools, published risk maps and reports, software applications are available.

    risk assessment

    Generic risk assessment model for insecticides used for larviciding and mollusciciding, WHO, 2018

    Generic risk assessment model for indoor and outdoor space spraying of insecticides,WHO, 2018

    Other networks of interest

    A number of well established networks have activities related to the MediLabSecure initiative. We invite you to visit their websites.
    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.

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • VectorNet - European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents

    Contact in MediLabSecure: Vincent Robert

    ENIVD - European Network for Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases. Activities include epidemic intelligence, preparedness, support and training.The network is presently organised by M. Niedrig and his team from the Robert Koch-Institut in Berlin.


    Medipiet - 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.

    ECDC - 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

    AIM-COST (Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes)

    INFRAVEC2 - Infravec2 is a consortium of 24 partners integrating the most sophisticated European infrastructures for insect disease vector research and control, and providing no-cost EU-funded access to these infrastructures for vector researchers worldwide.

    A useful list of links to vector and vector-borne disease network are listed on the Networking page.

  • Other networks
  • ERINHA - European research infrastructure on highly pathogenic agents

    Antigone Consortium - Multidisciplinary consortium, bringing together human medicine and veterinary medicine

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