Dealing with diseases transmitted by insects in the EU
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Through a study, Método Estudios Consultores S.L.U. contributes to the fight against emerging diseases transmitted by insects in the European Union.
It has been carried out a study of good practices of prevention and management of the risks of the excessive proliferation of insects detected in regions with similar characteristics in the territory of the European Union. This study reveals that the prevention of infection and the management of disease transmitters are configured as an essential component for their control in Europe.
Vectors are living organisms (especially insects) that can transmit infectious diseases between people, or animals to people. These diseases, according to the WHO, represent more than 17% of all infectious diseases and cause more than 1 million deaths every year.
For this reason, it is now necessary to implement measures for the prevention and integrated control of disease-transmitting insects, in order to make it more difficult and to reduce contact between the host (human and / or animal) and the vector of these diseases (insects, such as mosquitoes, black flies, ticks, horseflies, rat fleas, etc.), preventing in this way their propagation and transmission.
For this reason, and in view of this global panorama, MétodoEstudiosConsultores S.L.U. has participated in the development of the «Preliminary study on the risk of excessive growth of the insect population in the border area Romania – Bulgaria». This study also included entities from Romania (SC Consultanta Metodo Romania, SC Market Research Cult SRL and SC NAVIO SRL) and Bulgaria.
This research is part of the project «Development and adoption of a joint institutionalized partnership with regard to the risk management of the excessive proliferation of insects affecting public health and safety in the cross-border region Romania -Bulgaria «, funded by Interreg V Romania-Bulgaria, with project code 15.3.1.016.
ROLE OF MÉTODO IN THE STUDY
The role of Método Estudios Consultores S.L.U. in this study has focused on identifying and analyzing the best practices implemented in the field of prevention and risk management of excessive insect proliferation. These are successful initiatives that have been implemented in different European regions. To this end, it has enjoyed the cooperation of important international experts of the most prestigious organizations at the forefront in the control of infectious disease vectors.
Also, thanks to these good practices, similar areas of study of disease-transmitting insect populations have been identified in order to serve as a model for entities in the cross – border area of Romania – Bulgaria.
In addition, a number of measures and / or actions have been taken to achieve a common institutional protocol aimed at preventing and managing the risks of insect proliferation affecting human and animal health.
Therefore, and thanks to this laborious study, the aim is to improve the prevention and risk management of the proliferation of insect populations, in order to face the important challenge that infectious diseases transmitted by insects mean for global public health.