ECDC has posted considerable resource on its site in the lead-up to World Health Day 2014. Excerpt:
Vector-borne diseases are the focus of World Health Day 2014. In partnership with The WHO Regional Office for Europe and EFSA, ECDC is this year working to raise awareness both of the diseases and of vectors. Dengue, West Nile fever and tick-borne encephalitis are just some of the diseases transmitted by vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks.
Vector-borne diseases are a global public health threat. A number of factors, such as increased international travel and trade, as well as climate change, influence the public health threat to Europe posed by these diseases.
ECDC undertakes numerous surveillance activities to monitor the impact and spread of vector-borne diseases in Europe. Disease surveillance activities and vector distribution data collection are carried out in order to tackle the challenges posed to public health in Europe by vector-borne diseases.
For more on this subject, see the WHO website.