There are many diseases in the world that are transmitted to humans through vectors such as mosquitos, fleas, and ticks. Some of the most notorious of these diseases include West Nile virus, Zika virus, and Lyme disease.
To prevent and control these diseases, vector surveillance and control is critical for any public health department. Environmental public health programs at the state and local levels develop and use tools and outreach programs to provide education to the public, identify and respond to vector-borne outbreaks, and to reduce exposure to diseases.
Case Studies in Tick Surveillance and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention
Since 2004, tick-borne disease cases almost doubled in the United States. This report shares case studies on how state Vector-Borne Disease control officials have responded to health threats posed by ticks.Access the report
Public Health Confronts the Mosquito
Given the emergence of viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in the United States and U.S. territories, this report provides guidance to help mosquito control programs develop and maintain an effective mosquito control infrastructure.Access the report