Vector-borne and parasitic diseases

WHO/Europe works for malaria elimination, surveillance and control of invasive vectors and re-emerging mosquito-borne diseases, control of leishmaniasis, control and prevention of soil-transmitted helminthiases, and promotion of the use of sustainable vector-control alternatives to persistent insecticides based on the principles of integrated vector management.

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Europe prompts updates to guidance on mosquito control for passenger aircraft worldwide

The development of new measures for passenger aircraft to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases – such as malaria, Zika or chikungunya – requires globally agreed procedures.

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The Ashgabat Statement

A commitment to action signed by the ministers of health of ten Member States

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50–100 million

WHO estimate of dengue infections worldwide every year


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