Veterinary Public Health Institute

Completed Projects

Vector-borne infections

Vector-borne infections: risk-based and cost effective surveillance systemsssysteme


Contact person: Rebekka Nafzger and Simon Ruegg
Duration:  2012 - 2014


The overall aim is to develop a fully functional framework for a dynamic risk-based surveillance for vector borne diseases. The potential risk of outbreaks and spread within the population at risk will be continuously estimated. This will permit active surveillance to be focused on specific periods and areas of elevated risk and active surveillance activities to be fitted to the available resources at EU and national level. The work of VPHI is mainly the evaluation of the surveillance system sensitivities for bluetongue for the partner countries. This will be done by scenario tree modeling. Further VPHI is responsible for the analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the surveillance systems.