Venturelli C., S.Mascali Zeo, M. Carrieri, A. Albieri, P. Angelini, F. Baldacchini, R. Bellini
Eden Meeting 2010,
Montpellier, France, 10-11-12th May 2010.
Starting in the 2008 the Public Health Department of Emilia-Romagna promoted the Regional plan for the Asian Tiger mosquito control and the prevention of Chikungunya and Dengue fever, including a monitoring network. Monitoring by means of ovitraps is an indirect surveillance method that can provide quantitative information about the adult population size.
Since the first detection of the Asian Tiger Mosquito in Emilia-Romagna in 1994 the system of entomological surveillance has been improved, and the outbreak of Chikungunya fever occurred on August 2007 made a significant stimulus to this development.