First-hand experience: vector-borne diseases

Katie Thayer

Katie Thayer, health education volunteer in Ghana

People in the European Region are at risk from diseases carried by vectors – both those carried by ticks, mosquitoes and sandflies within the Region, and when travelling to disease-endemic areas across the globe. 77,000 Europeans fall sick every year with vector-borne diseases.

Individuals whose lives have been touched by these diseases, having caught them or through working with them, tell their stories.