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One Health network for the prevention of vector-borne diseases around the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions

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MediLabSecure is a European project (2014-2018)
aiming to improve the surveillance of emerging viral
diseases (respiratory viruses and arboviruses)
and the training of public health experts in the
Mediterranean and Black Sea regions
(19 non-EU countries).
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Exhibition on Vectors and Diseases
Have a look at the exhibition panels to learn more about a
broad range of vectors and understand how they transmit
diseases and how to achieve their control.
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We have just released a new leaflet for the project.
Do not hesitate to download it and use it to disseminate
about the MediLabSecure network and activities.
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Medical entomology explained in motion design
The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
and Institut Pasteur have developed a 2:30-minute
video in motion design in order to promote medical
entomology which is one of the four components
of the MediLabSecure project.
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One Health Scientific Conference in Rome
On November 26-27, 2018, public health authorities from
human and animal health sectors from 22 countries will
gather in Rome to discuss prevention and control of
arbovirus infections in the Mediterranean and Sahel
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11/2018 - MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY NEWSLETTER #15


The new version of the medical entomology newsletter is online!

Click here to read it and keep updated on what's going on within the medical entomology network.



The previous editions are available in the Resources area of the website.


11/2018 - ONE HEALTH SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Organised by the Italian National Institute for Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) with the support of IZSAM - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, this conference is part of the One Health Day global initiative.


This scientific Conference is organised in the framework of the MediLabSecure initiative and aims at strengthening One Health implementation for the prevention and control of arbovirus infections in the Mediterranean and Sahel Regions through the coordination and collaboration between human and veterinarian public health officers.

It is expected the participation of 22 countries (Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey), represented by public health authorities from human and animal health sectors.

The participants will share their national strategies, lessons learned and constraints and will identify and discuss the main needs and gaps to be addressed to strengthen integrated surveillance and control of arbovirus infections and will prioritize regional and cross-border strategies and actions accordingly.

10/2018 - An EQA of medical entomology laboratories in the medilabsecure network


A new article has been published, about an external quality assessment of mosquito identification capacities carried out in the MediLabSecure Network. Identification of vectors is of prime importance in the field of medical entomology for both operational and research purposes.


Source: Frédéric Jourdain, Marie Picard, Tatiana Sulesco, Nabil Haddad, Zoubir Harrat, Samer Saleh Sawalha, Filiz Günay, Khalil Kanani, Taher Shaibi, Denys Akhramenko, M’hammed Sarih, Enkelejda Velo, Lusine Paronyan, Igor Pajovic, Chafika Faraj, Irakli Sikharulidze, David Putkaradze, Jelena Maric, Golubinka Bosevska, Elizabeta Janceska, Ali Bouattour, Afrim Hamidi, Kurtesh Sherifi, Bülent Alten, Dušan Petrić and Vincent Robert. Parasites & Vectors, 2018


10/2018 - MOSQUITO SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL / FIELD WORKSHOP

The field workshop dedicated to entomological surveillance and vector control was held in Montpellier from October 2nd to 4th, 2018.

16 participants from 13 different countries of the MediLabSecure network were welcomed for 3 days to visit the facilities and to take note of the research activities in medical entomology that are conducted at IRD, Montpellier and to discover mosquito surveillance in the South of France with EID Méditerranée, through site and field visits, presentations and discussions.

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09/2018 - CREATING IMPACT FOR ONE HEALTH AND ECOHEALTH


Organized by the Network for Evaluation of One Health in September 2018 in Italy, this conference aimed at exploring how EcoHealth and One Health approaches are being evaluated and implemented in practice, learning about changes in institutional and regulatory structures at national and international levels, and discussing how the process of translating science into practice can be promoted further.

The contribution of MediLabSecure to One Health implementation in the Mediterranean region was presented during one of the sessions by Maria Grazia Dente from ISS (Human and Veterinary Public Health working group).


Download the presentation here


See the event agenda


Read the conference report


08/2018 - MOSPICTOQUIZZ / SPECIES#10

The solution of MosPictoQuiz #10 was Culex modestus, a widespread mosquito in the Palaeartic region !



Congratulations to everyone who's participated for their efforts! 

All MosPictoQuizzes and associated species factsheet are available in the resources page of the MediLabSecure website.

Thank you for your participation and see you soon for the next MosPictoQuizz!


07/2018 - Mosquito surveillance and control, field workshop in Montpellier : call for applications