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2018/2774(RSP) Resolution on Lyme disease (Borreliosis)

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI PETERLE Alojz (icon: PPE PPE), SÂRBU Daciana Octavia (icon: S&D S&D), WIŚNIEWSKA Jadwiga (icon: ECR ECR), RIES Frédérique (icon: ALDE ALDE), KYLLÖNEN Merja (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), RIVASI Michèle (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), D'ORNANO Mireille (icon: EFDD EFDD), GODDYN Sylvie (icon: ENF ENF)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 136-p5

Events

2019/03/11
   Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2018/11/15
   EP - Motion for a resolution
Documents
2018/11/15
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2018/11/15
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2018/11/15
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted a resolution tabled by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on Lyme disease (Borreliosis).

The resolution was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, and Greens/EFA groups.

Noting that there is no European consensus on the treatment, diagnosis and screening of Lyme disease, Parliament expressed its concern at the alarming proportions of the spread of Lyme disease in the European population, with around 1 million citizens suffering from the disease according to the census methods used.

Whilst welcoming the funding allocated to date by the Union for research into the early detection and future treatment of Lyme borreliosis (some EUR 16 million through projects such as ANTIDotE, ID-LYME and LYMEDIADEX), Members called for additional funding of the methods for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.

They asked the Commission to draw up a European plan to combat Lyme disease that is commensurate with the seriousness of this silent epidemic, and encouraged the set-up of a European network on Lyme disease that includes relevant stakeholders.

Members noted that the true burden of Lyme borreliosis in the EU is unknown due to the lack of statistics on this disease and the very wide variety of applied case definitions, laboratory methods used and surveillance systems. Furthermore, Lyme disease is still under diagnosed, in particular because of the difficulties encountered in the detection of symptoms and the absence of appropriate diagnostic tests. Under these circumstances, Parliament called on the Commission to:

collect as much information as possible on Lyme disease screening methods or on treatments administered in the Member States; facilitate cooperation and the exchange of best practices among Member States in terms of the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease; put in place uniform surveillance programmes and to work together with the Member States on facilitating the standardisation of diagnostic tests and treatments; recognise borreliosis as an occupational disease for agricultural and forestry workers, as well as for field scientists (such as biologists, geologists, surveyors or archaeologists); publish guidelines based on best practices within the EU with regard to the training of general practitioners so as to facilitate the diagnosis and screening of Lyme disease; introduce preventive tests and a method for rapidly treating and monitoring the course of Lyme borreliosis infections among professionals in the agroforestry sector and scientists involved in gathering field data.

Parliament recalled that all Member States, to varying degrees, are experiencing an upsurge in Lyme borreliosis, and called for mandatory reporting in all Member States for promoting individual tick prevention and control measures in order to contain the spread of the Borrelia bacteria.

It also asked Member States, with the Commission’s support, to set up an information and awareness campaign to alert the population and all those concerned to the existence of Lyme disease, first and foremost in the regions most affected by its spread.

Lastly, Parliament welcomed Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/945 on the communicable diseases and related special health issues to be covered by epidemiological surveillance as well as relevant case definitions that includes Lyme neuroborreliosis in the communicable diseases list.

Documents
2018/11/15
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2018/11/12
   EP - Oral question/interpellation by Parliament
Documents
2018/06/28
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2018/04/10
   EP - PETERLE Alojz (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2018/04/10
   EP - SÂRBU Daciana Octavia (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2018/04/10
   EP - WIŚNIEWSKA Jadwiga (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2018/04/10
   EP - RIES Frédérique (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2018/04/10
   EP - KYLLÖNEN Merja (GUE/NGL) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2018/04/10
   EP - RIVASI Michèle (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2018/04/10
   EP - D'ORNANO Mireille (EFDD) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2018/04/10
   EP - GODDYN Sylvie (ENF) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI

Documents

Activities

AmendmentsDossier
42 2018/2774(RSP)
2018/06/28 ENVI 42 amendments...
source: 623.901

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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  • date: 2018-11-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B8-2018-0514&language=EN title: B8-0514/2018 type: Motion for a resolution body: EP
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  • date: 2018-11-15T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=31817&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2018-11-15T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20181115&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2018-11-15T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2018-0465 title: T8-0465/2018 summary: The European Parliament adopted a resolution tabled by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on Lyme disease (Borreliosis). The resolution was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, and Greens/EFA groups. Noting that there is no European consensus on the treatment, diagnosis and screening of Lyme disease, Parliament expressed its concern at the alarming proportions of the spread of Lyme disease in the European population, with around 1 million citizens suffering from the disease according to the census methods used. Whilst welcoming the funding allocated to date by the Union for research into the early detection and future treatment of Lyme borreliosis (some EUR 16 million through projects such as ANTIDotE, ID-LYME and LYMEDIADEX), Members called for additional funding of the methods for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease. They asked the Commission to draw up a European plan to combat Lyme disease that is commensurate with the seriousness of this silent epidemic, and encouraged the set-up of a European network on Lyme disease that includes relevant stakeholders. Members noted that the true burden of Lyme borreliosis in the EU is unknown due to the lack of statistics on this disease and the very wide variety of applied case definitions, laboratory methods used and surveillance systems. Furthermore, Lyme disease is still under diagnosed, in particular because of the difficulties encountered in the detection of symptoms and the absence of appropriate diagnostic tests. Under these circumstances, Parliament called on the Commission to: collect as much information as possible on Lyme disease screening methods or on treatments administered in the Member States; facilitate cooperation and the exchange of best practices among Member States in terms of the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease; put in place uniform surveillance programmes and to work together with the Member States on facilitating the standardisation of diagnostic tests and treatments; recognise borreliosis as an occupational disease for agricultural and forestry workers, as well as for field scientists (such as biologists, geologists, surveyors or archaeologists); publish guidelines based on best practices within the EU with regard to the training of general practitioners so as to facilitate the diagnosis and screening of Lyme disease; introduce preventive tests and a method for rapidly treating and monitoring the course of Lyme borreliosis infections among professionals in the agroforestry sector and scientists involved in gathering field data. Parliament recalled that all Member States, to varying degrees, are experiencing an upsurge in Lyme borreliosis, and called for mandatory reporting in all Member States for promoting individual tick prevention and control measures in order to contain the spread of the Borrelia bacteria. It also asked Member States, with the Commission’s support, to set up an information and awareness campaign to alert the population and all those concerned to the existence of Lyme disease, first and foremost in the regions most affected by its spread. Lastly, Parliament welcomed Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/945 on the communicable diseases and related special health issues to be covered by epidemiological surveillance as well as relevant case definitions that includes Lyme neuroborreliosis in the communicable diseases list.
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