Course slide sets: PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe

July 31, 2018

PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe – held in Bucharest, March 2018

Of interest to APPRISE stakeholders: presentations for this course are now available at the PREPARE website.

“The aim of the course was to improve the participant’s knowledge of identification and management of arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) infections and outbreaks at local and European levels.

Course topics included a review of arboviruses of importance to Europe, including endemic and travel-imported viruses, an overview of symptomatology, diagnostics and interpretation of laboratory results and an update on prevention, vaccine and treatments for these viruses.”

The course was part of the EU-PREPARE partnership, aimed at strengthening European preparedness for (re-)emerging infectious disease outbreaks. The course was co-organized by ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Travellers and Migrants (ESGITM), Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, and University of Oxford.


  • PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe
  • Setting the course scene: An introduction to arboviruses of medical importance to Europe
  • European and global arbovirus surveillance systems
  • Arbovirus vaccines and therapeutics
  • WHO guideline development for CCHF clinical management and the WHO R&D roadmap for CCHF and other actual aspects
  • European Outbreak Response Preparedness
  • Chikungunya
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Phleboviruses
  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus
  • West Nile virus
  • Laboratory diagnosis of arboviruses
  • Case study One Health
  • Travel imported arboviruses – migrants and returning travellers
  • Clinically important arboviruses: Dengue
  • Fever from SE Asia
  • Travel cases: Fever from Mauritius
  • Travel cases: Fever from South Africa

Link to the PREPARE website and view the slides/presentations from the course.