Enhanced tool for collecting data on vectors released
A new version of VectorNet has been launched that allows experts to submit data on vectors – such as ticks, mosquitoes, sand flies and biting midges – directly online.
VectorNet is an online tool for collecting and sharing data on the geographical distribution of vectors. It has been developed by EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control as part of their joint activities on vector-borne diseases.
Data are visualised through distribution maps that are updated on a quarterly basis.
The new tool will be presented at the annual VectorNet meeting on 16-18 February 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium – where 70 experts in entomology and public and animal health are meeting to discuss data collection and plans for the future.