Vector (Tick & Mosquito)

CDC Report Finds Rise in Vector-Borne Disease
The CDC
May Vital Signs report found that vector-borne illnesses have tripled from 2004 to 2016. Between 2004 and 2016, more than 640,000 cases of vector-borne diseases were reported, and 9 new germs spread by bites from infected mosquitos and ticks were discovered or introduced to the US. In the report, CDC used NACCHO’s research from its 2017 “Mosquito Control Capabilities in the U.S.” report that show state and local health departments and vector control organizations are the first line of defense but found that 84% of local vector control organizations lack at least one of 5 core vector control competencies. NACCHO’s guidance on what state and local agencies can do to address this is also included in the report.

Helpful Links

Ohio Department of Health Tick Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tick Information
Prevent Lyme Disease
Ticks and Lyme Disease Fact Sheet
Ohio Department of Health Mosquito Information
Prevent Mosquito Bites
West Niles Virus
Tick Bite Prevention Music Video (Fairfax County)

 

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